Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:32

Elevated pollution levels continue in southwest Sask.

Written by  Environment Canada
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High levels of air pollution from the smoke from forest fires in British Columbia and western Alberta continue to hover near areas of southwestern Saskatchewan.

 

Air quality values are forecast to deteriorate throughout the day as the smoke plumes return to the region.

 

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.

If your home is not air-conditioned, be sure the house doesn't get too warm when doors and windows are closed to keep out smoke. Exposure to too much heat can also result in illness.

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.

Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • R.M. of Canaan including Lucky Lake
  • R.M. of Coulee including Neidpath and McMahon
  • R.M. of Excelsior including Waldeck Rush Lake and Main Centre
  • R.M. of Glen Bain including Glen Bain
  • R.M. of Lac Pelletier including Blumenhof
  • R.M. of Lacadena including Kyle Tyner and Sanctuary
  • R.M. of Lawtonia including Hodgeville
  • R.M. of Morse including Herbert Morse Ernfold and Gouldtown
  • R.M. of Riverside including Cabri Pennant and Success
  • R.M. of Saskatchewan Landing including Stewart Valley
  • R.M. of Swift Current including Swift Current and Wymark
  • R.M. of Victory including Beechy
  • R.M. of Webb including Webb and Antelope lake
  • R.M. of Whiska Creek including Vanguard Neville and Pambrun
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