Air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, is a well-documented contributor to poor lung health. Additionally air pollutants worsen existing lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. There are many sources of air pollution in Saskatchewan.
Lung Association Actions
The Lung Association advocates for clean air, both indoor and outdoor. The Lung Association lobbies for the elimination of stubble burning in rural areas as well as back-yard burning in urban areas. The Lung Association also supports a no idling campaign to reduce pollution from vehicles. The Lung Association is also a partner in programs to eliminate cosmetic pesticide use.
The Lung Association promotes smoke-free and scent-free homes, workplaces and all public places. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. This is a naturally occurring substance in the soil that infiltrates homes. The Lung Association has partnered with Health Canada to develop information on radon. The Lung Association promotes radon awareness and action and provides home testing kits for radon.