Alerts in Effect
Smog WarningIssued at 09:13 Wednesday 17 January 2018
High level of fine particule matter are expected and will result in poor air quality until midday.
Smog especially affects asthmatic children and people with respiratory ailments or heart disease. It is therefore recommended that these individuals avoid intense physical activity outdoors until the smog warning is lifted.
In Quebec, wood heating is the main source of fine particles that contribute to smog during winter. This activity generates the largest number of these particulates, more than industrial activities and transportation.
To learn more about the Info-Smog program, go to Environment Canada’s website at www.ec.gc.ca/info-smog.
For air quality indexes in Quebec, visit the website of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques at www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/air/iqa.
For the air quality index in Montréal, visit the Réseau de surveillance de la qualité de l’air de la Ville de Montréal’s website at www.rsqa.qc.ca.
To learn more about the effects of smog on your health in Québec, visit the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux’s website at http://sante.gouv.qc.ca/en/dossiers/sante-et-environnement/. You can also visit the Direction régionale de santé publique du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal at https://www.santemontreal.qc.ca/en/public/health-a-z/info-smog/.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.