The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Northern Health has issued a dust advisory for Prince George because of high concentrations of coarse particulate matter that are expected to persist until there is precipitation or the streets are cleared of traction material. Levels tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations. This advisory is in effect until further
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.
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.