At 3:06 a.m. today Environment Canada issued a special air quality statement saying smoke is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility in the Lakeland.
The statement says that wildfire smoke can be harmful to everyone’s health even at low concentrations and everyone can take action to reduce their exposure to wildfire smoke.
“It is important to listen to your body and reduce or stop activities if you are experiencing symptoms.”
People with lung disease or heart disease, older adults, children, pregnant people, and people who work outdoors are at higher risk of experiencing health effects caused by wildfire smoke.
People respond differently to smoke but water can help bodies cope with the smoke alongside keeping doors and windows closed if the temperature in your home is comfortable.
For more information please visit Alberta Health Services here and visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.