Alberta remains under a Precautionary Air Quality Advisory first issued by Alberta Health Services last Wednesday, August 8. The source of the advisory is smoke from Wildfires burning in BC and Alberta.
Air Quality in Central Alberta is currently high risk and projected to continue at this level for the rest of today, this evening and tomorrow based on the Air Quality Health Index calculated from Air Quality Monitoring data collected 24/7 at two stations in Red Deer and one near Caroline. For current and projected AQHI values visit: http://airquality.alberta.ca/map/
Alberta residents are advised to follow the recommendations contained in the advisory, namely:
If you can taste and/or smell smoke in the air:
– Monitor your symptoms.
– Minimize physical activity outdoors.
– Remain indoors with windows, doors and air circulation fans/vents closed.
– If you drive to another location, keep windows and vents closed. Run your car fan on re-circulate mode to avoid drawing in outdoor air.
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