The City of North Battleford is experiencing reduced air quality. Environment Canada has issued a Special air quality statement due to the smoky conditions caused by wildfires in northern Saskatchewan.
The reduced air quality may cause coughing, throat irritation, headache and shortness of breath. Avoid spending time outside and find indoor spaces with clean air and good ventilation during this time.
The City of North Battleford is urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves by reducing their exposure to the smoke. If you know someone with lung disease, please check in with them as they are at elevated risk because of the air pollution.
Be Air Aware
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 gasses 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 the air quality.
Keep up-to-date with emergency alerts by visiting http://emergencyalert.saskatchewan.ca/ or downloading the app in the iOS store or Google Play by searching “SaskAlert”.
This news release was completed using files from Environment and Natural Resources Canada.
For more information:
Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | firstname.lastname@example.org