South Okanagan - Air Quality Health Index

Calculated at: 9:00 PM PDT Thursday 16 August 2018

10+Very High Risk




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Low Risk
(1-3)

Moderate Risk
(4-6)

High Risk
(7-10)

Very High Risk



At-Risk Population:

  • Avoid strenuous activities outdoors. Children and the elderly should also avoid outdoor physical exertion.
  • Find out if you are at risk

General Population:

  • Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors, especially if you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.

Issued at: 5:00 PM PDT Thursday 16 August 2018

Thursday night

8 - High Risk

Friday

8 - High Risk

Who is at risk?

People with heart and lung conditions are most affected by air pollution.

To find out if you are at risk, consult the health guide, your physician, or your local health authority.

Visit the national AQHI Web site to learn more about the AQHI.

Did you know...?

Even healthy people can have difficulty breathing on days when the index is high.


The AQHI is an initiative of Environment Canada, Health Canada, the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the B.C. Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, the B.C. Ministry of Health Services, the B.C. Lung Association, the Interior Health Authority and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

AQHIScale

Observed Conditions


10+ Very High Risk

Calculated at:

9:00 PM PDT Thursday 16 August 2018


Forecast Maximums


Thursday night
8 - High Risk



Friday
8 - High Risk




Issued at:

5:00 PM PDT Thursday 16 August 2018


The AQHI is an initiative of Environment Canada, Health Canada, the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the B.C. Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, the B.C. Ministry of Health Services, the B.C. Lung Association, the Interior Health Authority and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

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