An air quality advisory for the Calgary Zone has been issued by Alberta Health Services (AHS) due to wildfires burning in British Colunmiba. AHS is advising individuals living and travelling in the Calgary Zone to be aware of air conditions and potential health concerns, especially for people with respiratory conditions, or cardiovascular conditions.
AHS says there are a few steps you should take if can taste and/or smell smoke in the air:
• Monitor your symptoms.
• Minimize physical activity outdoors.
• Remain indoors with windows, doors and air circulation fans/vents closed.
• If you drive to another location, keep windows and vents closed. Run your car fan on re-circulate mode to avoid drawing in outdoor air.
For more information about the air quality in Alberta, please visit the Alberta Environment Air Quality Website: http://airquality.alberta.ca