B.C. warns against visiting areas under wildfire alerts, as 250+ fires burn
Cartwright Point Settlement, ON
Alerts in Effect
Special Air Quality StatementIssued at 15:29 Monday 26 July 2021
High levels of air pollution due to smoke from forest fires are possible tonight into Tuesday. Smoke plumes may move over central and eastern Ontario from forest fires in northwestern Ontario. Air quality may deteriorate if the smoke descends to ground level. Conditions are expected to improve on Tuesday.
If you or those in your care are exposed to wildfire smoke, consider taking extra precautions to reduce your exposure. Wildfire smoke is a constantly-changing mixture of particles and gases which includes many chemicals that can be harmful to your health.
For more details, please consult www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/air-quality-health-index/wildfire-smoke.html.
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.
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.