Castlegar - Air Quality Health Index

Calculated at: 1:00 PM PDT Wednesday 15 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: 6:00 AM PDT Wednesday 15 August 2018

Wednesday

9 - High Risk

Wednesday night

9 - High Risk

Thursday

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...?

Children are vulnerable to air pollution: they inhale more air per kilogram of body weight than adults and therefore breathe in more pollutants.


The AQHI is an initiative of Environment Canada, Health Canada, the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the B.C. Ministry of Health Services and the B.C. Lung Association.

AQHIScale

Observed Conditions


10+ Very High Risk

Calculated at:

1:00 PM PDT Wednesday 15 August 2018


Forecast Maximums


Wednesday
9 - High Risk



Wednesday night
9 - High Risk



Thursday
8 - High Risk




Issued at:

6:00 AM PDT Wednesday 15 August 2018


The AQHI is an initiative of Environment Canada, Health Canada, the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the B.C. Ministry of Health Services and the B.C. Lung Association.

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