Special air quality statement in effect for:
- City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park
High levels of air pollution have developed. A special air quality statement is in place due to high levels of air pollution. Hot and sunny conditions have resulted in increasing ground-level ozone concentrations in the above regions. High risk AQHI values are expected to persist for 1 to 2 hours.
Individuals 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.
Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care.
For more information please visit Alberta Health Services at www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/air.aspx.