Academic experts available to provide context or comment on the following topic:
Éric Lavigne (English and French)
Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology & Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, and Part-time Professor, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences.
Professor Lavigne was among the authors on an international study which found Canadians have the highest relative risk of respiratory mortality resulting from wildfire pollution. He can discuss:
- The risks and consequences of smoke from hundreds of wildfires burning in Alberta for people exposed to them and beyond.
- The impact of wildfires on health, including mental health.
Individual prevention measures during exposure to smoke