In March 2011, the British Columbia Lung Association held its 8th Annual Air Quality & Health Workshop in Vancouver. As a pre-meeting event, the NCCEH, in combination with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and the BC Lung Association, organized an air quality training workshop.
The objective of this training workshop was to increase the understanding and accessibility of specific air quality assessment tools for researchers, public health practitioners, and policy-makers to increase support for research, public health responses, and policy decisions concerning local air quality.
Specific assessment tools include:emissions inventories;dispersion modeling;source apportionment;mobile monitoring;land use regression.
Health impact assessment (HIA) was also discussed as a direct application of information provided by air quality assessment tools.
A guide based on this workshop has been developed: Air Quality Assessment Tools.…