November 7, 1996
John McDonald, International Joint Commission
INTERNATIONAL AIR QUALITY ADVISORY BOARD AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
TASK FORCE TO HOST JOINT PUBLIC MEETING
Are you concerned about the adverse health effects that air pollution may be causing in your
community? The Health Professionals Task Force and the International Air Quality Advisory
Board of the International Joint Commission invite you to participate in our Joint Public
Meeting in Chicago, Illinois on November 21.
This meeting is to bring the comments and concerns of you and your community on air
and health issues to the attention of our experts on air quality and related human health effects.
Both groups will make brief presentations on their history and current work, and then
focus will shift to your findings, questions and concerns.
The International Air Quality Advisory Board, established in 1966, advises and makes
recommendations to the International Joint Commission on air pollution concerns along the
United States / Canada boundary. Its scope extends from local and regional to national and
The Health Professionals Task Force, established by the Commission in 1995, secures current
information and offers advice on emerging public and clinical health issues related to
environmental contaminants, especially persistent toxic substances. It also considers the state
environmental health information and education available to the profession, both in their
training and in continuing education.
The meeting will be held at the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West Jackson Blvd.,
Room 331, third floor and will begin at 5:45pm and come to a close at 8:45pm. This
public meeting is open to all interested inviduals and organizations. For further
information, please contact John McDonald, Secretary to the International Air Quality
Board at 519/257-6712 or by e-mail at
or Jim Houston, Secretary to the Health Professionals Task Force at 613/995-0230 or by