LOCATION/S: Red Deer and area
Due to the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) reaching a high level in Red Deer an Air Quality Health Statement has been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
To protect yourself, limit exposure by adjusting your outdoor activity during episodes of increased air pollution (AQHI of 7 and higher) and save more strenuous physical and outdoor activities for days when the index is lower.
Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) recommends residents of the region be mindful of their own emissions during this sensitive time: limit wood burning, choose transportation alternatives to single-occupant vehicles like public transit and carpooling, reduce unnecessary vehicle idling, and use less electricity and natural gas.
To learn the current AQHI in your community visit www.airquality.alberta.ca/map. To better understand the AQHI and actions you can take please visit www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/air.aspx.
PAMZ is a non-profit group that monitors air quality in central Alberta, identifies air quality concerns, and implements management strategies to address those concerns. For real time data on air quality visit www.pamz.org/air-quality-data.
For more information on air quality issues please visit www.pamz.org or contact PAMZ Executive Director, Kevin Warren at 403-862-7046 or [email protected].