Smoky Skies Bulletin
Several regions of BC are being impacted or are likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24-48 hours. Smoke is widespread through the southern interior but may remain aloft. Smoke from Cutoff Creek and Chilako fires may impact areas through central B.C. over the next 24 hours.
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The next bulletin update will be available July 07, 2021.
The bulletin can be accessed online at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/air-advisories.
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.
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 http://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/air-quality-health-index/wildfire-smoke.html.
Visit http://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.
Issued by Environment Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Environment