Air quality statement

Environment Canada issued the following special air quality statement at 5:21 a.m. today (Monday, July 19) advising residents of the region of high levels of air pollution due to smoke from ongoing forest fires.

Smoke plumes from active fires in Northwestern Ontario and Eastern Manitoba will affect the area, resulting in deteriorated air quality across much of northern Ontario.

Conditions are expected to improve tonight or Tuesday morning as winds shift to a more northerly direction with the passage of a cold front.

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 be harmful to your health.

Air quality statement was last modified: July 19th, 2021 by Editorial Staff

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