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Alerts for: La Ronge - Prince Albert Nat. Park - Narrow Hills Prov. Park

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4:39 PM CDT Friday 23 July 2021
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Candle Lake Prov. Park and Narrow Hills Prov. Park
  • Hwy 165 between hwys 2 and 914 including Pinehouse Lake
  • Lac la Ronge Prov. Park including La Ronge
  • Montreal Lake and Molanosa
  • Prince Albert Nat. Park

Wildfire smoke may cause poor air quality and reduce visibility at times.

Poor air quality due to wildfire smoke can fluctuate over short distances and can vary considerably from hour to hour.

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.

People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.

Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care.

If you or those in your care are exposed to wildfire smoke, consider taking extra precautions to reduce your exposure. Wildfire smoke is a constantly-changing mixture of particles and gasses which includes many chemicals that can harm your health. For more details, please consult www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/air-quality-health-index/wildfire-smoke.html.

Please call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with air quality.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

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