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Erin Woods, AB
Alerts in Effect
Special Air Quality StatementIssued at 21:30 Saturday 19 September 2020
Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility.
Smoky conditions will continue to cause poor air quality across southern Alberta tonight. Conditions are expected to begin to improve early Sunday morning.
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.
For more information please visit Alberta Health Services at www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/air.aspx.
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.