Working to improve the health of the population and the quality of life of the people we serve.
Our environmental health officers provide information about the possible sources and health effects of air pollution.
Indoor air quality
We can provide information on indoor air quality problems in residences. Often, poor indoor air quality is a sign of another problem such as mold caused by water seepage or poor ventilation within the home.
Our office does not test for air quality problems. Many environmental consulting firms and laboratories provide investigation and testing services (see yellow pages or search online). If you are considering these services, make sure that they can provide you with an interpreted summary of results.
Air quality issues related to places of employment are addressed by Worksafe BC.
Outdoor air quality issues are regulated by the BC Ministry of Environment. The Ministry of Environment monitors air pollution through approval processes, permits, regulation, guidelines and codes of practice. Metro Vancouver monitors and manages air quality in the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
Our environmental health officers receive and assess non-emergency complaints of possible negative health effects related to outdoor air quality.
Contact your local environmental health office for assistance and information on air quality and health.