Special air quality statement in effect for Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Region
Published June 25, 2022 at 1:44 pm
Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Mississauga, Brampton, and Halton Region after hot and humid weather conditions create elevated pollution levels.
Hot and sunny conditions are expected to cause increasing ground-level ozone concentrations in the area.
A special air quality statement has been released due to the possibility of deteriorating air quality.
Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) values in the ‘moderate risk’ range are expected throughout today with the potential for short-term, ‘high risk’ AQHI values closer to the afternoon as the sun reaches its peak in the sky.
People suffering from exposure to poor air quality may show signs such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath.
Those with cardiovascular or lung disease are at risk, as well as young children and seniors.
Environment Canada recommends reducing or rescheduling outdoor activities until the special air quality statement is lifted.
Visit the government of Canada’s air health website to learn how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as to see current and forecast AQHI values.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising