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All Alerts In Effect

Special Air Quality Statement

Issued at 14:32 Friday 22 March 2019

Summary

AIR QUALITY ADVISORY AND DUST ADVISORY CONTINUED FOR PRINCE GEORGE March 22, 2019 - The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with Northern Health issued a Dust Advisory for Prince George on March 19, 2019. The Dust Advisory remains in effect due to continued high concentrations of particulate matter (PM10). March 22, 2019 - The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with Northern Health issued an Air Quality Advisory for Prince George on March 20, 2019. The Air Quality Advisory remains in effect due to continued high concentrations of particulate matter (PM2.5). Exposure to PM10 and PM2.5 is of particular concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease. Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. If you are experiencing symptoms such as continuing eye or throat irritation, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, cough or wheezing, follow the advice of your health care provider. The City of Prince George's Clean Air Bylaw prohibits all open burning, including back-yard burning, and land clearing burning. During air quality advisories, this bylaw also prohibits street sweeping activty (unless approved by an Authorized Person), recreational fires, and use of wood-burning appliances (except for sole wood burning heat users). Industry is asked to reduce emissions wherever possible during the advisory. Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of air pollution can be found at www.bcairquality.ca ### For more information on current air quality, visit www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air. 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.