Quesnel, BC

7°C

Clear

Quesnel, BC

7°C

Clear

Feels Like: -
Wind: N 0km/h
Sunrise: 5:46
Sunset: 20:29

Relative Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 102.4 kPa
Visibility: 14.0 km
Ceiling: 30000 ft

Farmzone: Quesnel, British Columbia change_»

All Alerts In Effect

Special Air Quality Statement

Issued at 04:03 Thursday 26 April 2018

Summary

Elevated pollution levels are expected or occurring. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with Northern Health has issued a Dust Advisory for Fort St. John, Prince George, Quesnel, Burns Lake and Houston BC. High concentrations of coarse particulate matter are expected to persist until there is precipitation or dust suppression. Dust concentrations tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations. This advisory is in effect until further notice. Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise near busy roads until the advisory is lifted. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease. Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of air pollution can be found at www.bcairquality.ca. ### 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. For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca. 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.