Public forum on air quality to be held at UFV

Event takes place on Monday, Oct 26 at the Abbotsford campus

The Fraser Valley Regional District is organizing a public forum about air quality on Oct. 26 at UFV.

The Fraser Valley Regional District is organizing a public forum about air quality on Oct. 26 at UFV.

A public forum about air quality in the Fraser Valley will be held in Abbotsford on Monday, Oct. 26.

Experts in environmental science and public health will present information and answer questions about air quality trends, pollution and the effects of quality on human health.

Representatives from regional and provincial government will be present to hear locals’ concerns about air quality management.

Organized by the Fraser Valley Regional District, the forum will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the University of the Fraser Valley in room B101. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be provided.

Michael Brauer, a professor of population and public health at the University of B.C., and Sarah Henderson, a senior scientist in environmental health at the BC Centre for Disease Control, will attend, as well as representatives from the regional district, the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Fraser Health.

For more information, contact Menn Biagtan of the BC Lung Association at biagtan@bc.lung.ca or 1-800-665-5864.