Special Air Quality Statement for GTHA

Smoke from wildfires in northern Ontario and Quebec has prompted Environment Canada to issue a special statement saying smoke is causing or expected to cause poor air quality and reduced visibility.

Poor air quality with moderate to high risk AQHI values may persist through Tuesday.

People with lung disease (such as asthma) 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. Speak with your health care provider about developing a management plan for wildfire smoke events and maintaining a supply of necessary medications at home and always carrying these medications with you during wildfire season.

It is suggested you stop or reduce your activity level if breathing becomes uncomfortable or you or someone in your care feel unwell, and contact your health care provider or local health authority if you develop severe symptoms or need advice.


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