/R E P E A T -- Media Alert - Dr. Brian Day, CMA President, to unveil new data on the national costs of air pollution/

    OTTAWA, Aug. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - 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:

                      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#

    Drs Day and Ouellet will be available for one-on-one interviews after the
    The report and the summary will be available online at www.cma.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Lucie Boileau, (613) 731-8610, 1-800-663-7336
ext. 1266, Cell.: (613) 447-0866, lucie.boileau@cma.ca

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