Pollution :: Province supports air quality health index

The B.C. government has invested $100,000 into a BC Lung Association public education campaign that uses the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) to better inform British Columbians about air pollution levels, Environment Minister Barry Penner said today.

Summer :: Long heat waves boost hospital admissions

Summer heat waves significantly increase pressure on hospitals, according to research published in the online open access journal, BMC Public Health. The good news for hospital staff is that scorching weather must last four or more days before admissions rise significantly.

Summer :: Experts on Sundry Summer Woes

Tulane general internist Jeffrey Wiese reminds us that summer heat can strike with little warning. Children, the elderly, overweight persons and people on certain medications need to take extra precautions because they are especially vulnerable to the effects of heat.

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