Special Air Quality Statement for Oakville: September 24, 2017

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Special Air Quality Statement for Oakville: September 24, 2017
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An air quality statement has been issued by environment Canada for Oakville on September 24, 2017 issued at 9:50 AM. As the day progresses, the humid weather will be increasing ground level air pollution. It is suggested that you keep outdoor physical activity to a minimum.

Here is Environment Canada’s Special Air Quality Statement:

Hot and humid weather conditions are creating elevated pollution levels.

Possible high levels of air pollution are expected today.

A SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT is in place due to the possibility of deteriorating air quality. Hot and sunny conditions are expected to cause increasing ground-level ozone concentrations this afternoon in the above regions. Moderate risk AQHI values are expected throughout the day with the potential of short-term high risk AQHI values in the afternoon.

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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.

Exposure to air pollution is particularly a concern for children, the elderly, and those who have underlying medical conditions such as lung or heart disease.

If you are experiencing symptoms, such as coughing or throat irritation, consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous outdoor activities until the special air quality statement is lifted. Exposure to air pollution is particularly a health concern for people with heart or breathing problems, those with diabetes, children and the elderly.

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.

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