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Alerts for: City of Regina

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4:24 PM CDT Thursday 05 August 2021
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • City of Regina

Smoke from forest fires in BC and the Prairies continue to give poor air quality at times to portions of Saskatchewan.

Conditions should improve somewhat over southern regions tonight as a southerly flow pushes the smoke back towards the north.

However, more smoke and haze originating from the BC fires may start advancing into western Saskatchewan Friday night and Saturday.

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.

Stay inside if you have breathing difficulties. Find an indoor place that's cool and ventilated. Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help. If you open the windows you may let in more polluted air. If your home isn't air-conditioned, consider going to a public place (library, shopping mall, recreation centre) that is air-conditioned.

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 gases which includes many chemicals that can harm your health. For more details, please consult www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/air-quality-health-index/wildfire-smoke.html.

Please call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with air quality.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

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