Air quality statement issued as temperatures rise in Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington, Oakville and Milton


Published May 31, 2023 at 12:17 pm

A weather statement has been issued for potentially high levels of air pollution today (May 31).

Environment Canada expects the hot and sunny conditions to cause increasing pollutant concentrations today in Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Region and nearby areas.

“Moderate risk Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) values are expected throughout the day with the potential of short-term high risk AQHI values in the afternoon and early this evening,” says Environment Canada.

Some people 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.

Anyone experiencing symptoms or having trouble breathing should avoid strenuous outdoor activities and try to stay inside a place that’s cool and ventilated. If your home isn’t air-conditioned, consider going to a public place such as a library, shopping mall, recreation centre.

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