Union Bay Air Quality Health Index High Risk

Union Bay into third day of 10+-10 high risk.

Smoke may smell good, but it’s not good for you

While not everyone has the same sensitivity to wildfire smoke, it’s still a good idea to avoid breathing smoke if you can help it. And when smoke is heavy, such as can occur in close proximity to a wildfire, it’s bad for everyone.

Smoke is made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles produced when wood and other organic materials burn. The biggest health threat from smoke is from fine particles. These microscopic particles can penetrate deep into your lungs. They can cause a range of health problems, from burning eyes and a runny nose to aggravated chronic heart and lung diseases. Exposure to particle pollution is even linked to premature death.

https://www.lungsask.ca/protect-your-lungs/air-quality/forest-fires-and-lung-health-fact-sheet

Stay Safe

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