For the duration of this advisory the use of woodstoves is prohibited within the town of Smithers, unless the woodstove is the only source of heat in a dwelling. (archive Flickr photo)

Air quality advisory in effect for Smithers

Woodstoves cannot be used within town unless they are the only heat source during the advisory.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with Northern Health and the Town of Smithers has issued Air Quality Advisory for Smithers because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter. These advisories remain in effect until further notice.

Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors and in air conditioned spaces helps to reduce fine particulate exposure. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.

For the duration of this advisory the use of woodstoves is prohibited within the Town of Smithers, unless the woodstove is the only source of heat in a dwelling.

Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of air pollution can be found at bcairquality.ca.

Visit airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

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