Air Quality & Your Health

We take over 20,000 breaths each day. Air quality is vital to your health.

Health Canada’s website states that the effects of air pollution are far reaching but mainly affect our respiratory and cardiovascular systems. If our air is not clean, our lungs, our heart and our general wellbeing are at risk. Anyone who exercises outdoors increases their exposure to airborne pollutants. Outcomes for all of us range from subtle impacts to wheezing, coughing and an aggravation of respiratory and cardiac conditions. This can result in increased medications, doctor and emergency room visits and even premature death. Health Canada has a lot more to say on the subject. We encourage you to do your own research. Visit their site or other reputable websites and read good publications to educate yourself further if you want to. If you need help with sources, contact PAMZ.

To check the levels of pollutants where you live on an easy to read map, go to the data area of our website.

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