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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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About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

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Plug in BC:


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FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

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FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350