Special air quality statement issued for Calgary due to smoke from forest fires – Calgary – .

0
54
Special air quality statement issued for Calgary due to smoke from forest fires – Calgary – .


Environment Canada issued a special air quality statement for Calgary on Friday due to smoke from the wildfires.

The National Weather Agency warned that the smoke was deteriorating air quality in Calgary, saying it could fluctuate over short distances and vary widely from hour to hour, but was of particular concern for children and the elderly.

Read more:

Satellite images show smoke from wildfire spreading across Canada

The smoke could cause a cough, throat irritation or shortness of breath, as well as headaches, Environment Canada said.

People with cardiovascular or pulmonary diseases can be particularly susceptible to air pollution.

“They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels,” the statement warned. “Pollution can worsen their illnesses, leading to increased use of drugs, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits. “

The story continues under the ad

Current Calgary Air Quality Health Index

At 10:53 a.m. on Friday, Alberta Environment and Parks rated Calgary’s Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) as 6 (moderate risk), with a forecast of 7 (high risk) throughout the day and 4 (moderate risk) Saturday. .

To view a radar map of the smoke forecast, visit the Alberta Wildfire website.

Want your weather to be on the move? Download the Global News Skytracker weather app for IOS and Android.

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.



LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here