Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

August 11, 2008 12:28 ET

Media Advisory: Dr. Brian Day, CMA President, to Unveil New Data on the National Costs of Air Pollution

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2008) - Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President, Dr. Brian Day, will unveil the most complete data available on the national illness costs of air pollution on Wednesday, August 13, 2008. The report titled "No Breathing Room: National Illness Costs of Air Pollution" shows the effects of poor air quality on four distinct age groups of Canadians. It also shows the estimated number of smog-related deaths between 2008 and 2031.



Date : Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Time : 11:00am Eastern

The details of the report will be presented during a teleconference
technical briefing with media:

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Teleconference Technical Briefing

Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Time : 11:00am
Speakers : Dr. Brian Day, CMA President; Dr. Robert Ouellet,
CMA President elect;
Dr. Ted Boadway, CMA's Technical Advisor on
Health and the Environment

Dial-in-phone numbers : 416-695-7806 / 888-789-9572
Access code : 3268545#

Instant replay : 416-695-5800 / 800-408-3053
Access code : 3268545#
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Drs Day and Ouellet will be available for one-on-one interviews after the briefing.

The report and the summary will be available online at www.cma.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Medical Association
    Lucie Boileau
    613-731-8610 or 1-800-663-7336 ext. 1266
    Cell. : 613-447-0866
    lucie.boileau@cma.ca