Squamish Air Quality at ‘High Health Risk’

As a result of the Elaho Valley wildfire, the Air Quality Health Index is currently indicating that air quality in Squamish is 9 or “high health risk”. At this level, the following warnings are issued :

  *   At risk population: Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors. Children and the elderly should also take it easy.
  *   General population: Consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.

A Ministry of Environment-issued Air Quality Advisory is typically not issued until a 24-hour rolling average triggers one. We recommend not waiting for an official air quality advisory to be issued prior to taking appropriate precautions and/or seeking medical assistance, especially in the case of vulnerable populations.

Air quality readings and the associated warnings can be monitored at: www.bcairquality.ca/readings/squamish<http://www.bcairquality.ca/readings/squamish.xml>