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École Lakeview School, SK

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Special Air Quality Statement

Issued at 19:22 Thursday 05 May 2016

Northwest winds are spreading smoke from wildfires in northeast Alberta into portions of western Saskatchewan today. Smoke may produce poor air quality and reduced visibilities in some areas especially closer to the fire source and near the Alberta border. Smoke near the ground is causing very high health risk conditions.

High levels of particulate matter may persist locally until the fire is extinguished or controlled.

Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.

Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada



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