Alerts for: Lanaudière

Warnings

4:25 AM EST Thursday 23 February 2017
Smog warning in effect for:

  • Berthierville - Saint-Gabriel area
  • Mascouche area
  • Rawdon - Joliette area

Atmospheric conditions could result in a deterioration in air quality.

High levels of pollutants are expected this morning.

Smog especially affects asthmatic children and people with respiratory ailments or heart disease. It is therefore recommended that these individuals avoid intense physical activity outdoors until the smog warning is lifted.

We can all help improve air quality by doing simple things, such as limiting the use of fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, opting to use public transit, reducing our driving speed and not letting our car engines idle unnecessarily.

In Quebec, wood heating is the main source of fine particles that contribute to smog during winter. This activity generates the largest number of these particulates, more than industrial activities and transportation.

Additional information:

To learn more about the Info-Smog program, go to Environment Canada's website at www.ec.gc.ca/info-smog.

For air quality indexes in Quebec, visit the website of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques at www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/air/iqa.

For the air quality index in Montréal, visit the Réseau de surveillance de la qualité de l'air de la Ville de Montréal's website at www.rsqa.qc.ca.

To learn more about the effects of smog on your health, visit the Direction régionale de santé publique du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal's website at www.santemontreal.qc.ca/en/healthy-living/healthy-environment/info-smog or the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux's website at www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/sujets/santepub/environnement.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada

Issued by Environment Canada, the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the Direction régionale de santé publique du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal and the City of Montréal

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