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BC CLEAR Projects 2008-2009 (funding start dates) > Understanding Strategies for Exercise in Urban Pollution

Understanding Strategies for Exercise in Urban Pollution

posted on 6:52 PM, July 6, 2016

Project Leader: Michael Koehle

Exercise is an important parameter in the prevention of disease, access to work and quality of life for many individuals. Exercise in the outdoors is the most accessible form of activity for many individuals; however, the effects of air pollution on urban exercisers remain unclear. There are pre-existing guidelines for individuals, particularly those with disease to limit exercise during times of high air pollution. However, there is little reliable evidence for this, and due to the positive implications of exercise on health, it would be beneficial to better understand this relationship. Inflammatory and oxidative stress markers will be studied in individuals at a variety of exercise intensities.

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The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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