Mississauga, Brampton, Halton and Hamilton under air quality warning from forest fires

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Published July 26, 2021 at 12:27 pm

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Mississauga, Brampton, Halton and Hamilton have been issued a special air quality statement for Monday by Environment Canada.

Forest fires in northwestern Ontario have resulted in high levels of air pollution and reduced visibility.

Environment Canada said smoke is “expected or occurring” with plumes possibly moving over southern Ontario.

Air quality may deteriorate if the smoke descends to ground level, Environment Canada stated.

They also added that those exposed to wildfire smoke should consider taking extra precautions to reduce their exposure.

Symptoms people could experience include coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath.

Seniors, children and those with cardiovascular or lung disease such as asthma may be more at risk.

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