Doc Talk #150 – Health and the Environment

The environment that we live in can have a profound impact on our health (and therefore our economy as well).

When this show was recorded, we were experiencing some particularly bad air pollution because of smoke orest fires. We discussed the impact of air pollution and what you can do about it (hint: surgical masks don’t help, and nor does wrapping a scarf or bandana around your nose and mouth).

Dr Dan and Jamieson also talked about the impact of water pollution (there are a number of communities across Canada which are still under permanent boil water advisories), soil pollution and even noise pollution!

If you want to learn more about how our environment affects our health, click above to listen again to the show.