Air quality warning lifted for Burlington, Oakville and Milton

Published June 29, 2023 at 12:21 pm

Air quality warnings issued yesterday for Burlington, Oakville and Milton have been lifted, so you can breathe a lot easier today (June 29).

Ontario’s Air Ontario’s Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) now indicates a “low risk” for health issues — rated as a three on a scale of one to 10 — and that is safe to resume regular activities.

Yesterday, the three Halton municipalities had the most polluted air in the province with an AQHI rating of 10+ caused by the shifting of air from the wildfires in Northern Ontario and Quebec.

Still, reports have come in with residents complaining of the smell and the smog that appears to be lingering.

Generally, Health Canada suggests to those who are experiencing adverse weather conditions to take precautions such as staying indoors and avoiding strenuous outdoor activities.

As the fires continue to rage north of us, health officials say conditions can change day-to-day and suggest that the AQHI be monitored regularly. You can do so by following this link.

 

 

 

 

 

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