March 29, 2017
A UBC researcher is drawing attention to the human cost of our consumer behaviour by examining the number of deaths caused by air pollution from manufacturing goods.
December 5, 2016
UBC experts are available to comment on various aspects of cold weather.
Media Release | February 12, 2016
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China and India.
Media Release | September 4, 2014
Mothers who live in neighbourhoods with plenty of green space are more likely to deliver babies at full term with higher birth weights, says new research from UBC and Oregon State University.
January 30, 2014
Michael Brauer of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health on the link between air pollution, genes and asthma.
October 18, 2013 - by Michael Brauer
If you thought traffic-related air pollution is only a problem in places like Los Angeles or Beijing – and not in Canadian cities – think again, says UBC’s Michael Brauer.
As climate change increases forest fires, smoke forecasting could help protect public health: UBC research
Media Release | February 18, 2012
Satellite images, air quality measurements and smoke forecasting models are useful tools to help individuals and public health professionals prepare for smoke episodes in areas at risk from forest fire smoke, according to University of British Columbia researcher Michael Brauer.
Media Release | February 16, 2012
Limited access to clean sources of energy, known as energy poverty, makes nearly half the world’s population reliant on burning wood, animal waste, coal or charcoal to cook. This leads to severe respiratory diseases that kill roughly two million people worldwide each year, a problem University of British Columbia researchers are trying to solve.