Air quality advisory in effect for Prince George

By CKPGToday
February 11, 2019 - 11:38am

PRINCE GEORGE - An air quality advisory has been issued for the area due to fine particulate matter and poor air dispersion. 

The advisory was issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with Northern Health. 

Over the last 24 hours, both Prince George and Vanderhoof had slightly more pm2.5 than the provincial objective. 

Exposure to fine particulate matter is a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease. 

The advisory will be in effect until further notice. People with underlying medical conditions should avoid strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. 

Under City bylaw, open burning is prohibited and industry is asked to reduce emissions. 

More information about the health effects of air pollution can be found online at BC Air Quality

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