597  
WOCN20 CWVR 051307  
SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT  
FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA  
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AND THE B.C. MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT  
AT 6:07 A.M. PDT FRIDAY 5 MAY 2017.  
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SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT FOR:  
=NEW= B.C. NORTH PEACE RIVER.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  
 
THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH NORTHERN HEALTH  
HAS ISSUED A DUST ADVISORY FOR FORT ST. JOHN BECAUSE OF HIGH  
CONCENTRATIONS OF COARSE PARTICULATE MATTER THAT ARE EXPECTED TO  
PERSIST UNTIL THERE IS PRECIPITATION, OTHER CHANGES IN  
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS, DUST SUPPRESSION OR STREET CLEANING.  
 
LEVELS TEND TO BE HIGHEST AROUND BUSY ROADS AND INDUSTRIAL  
OPERATIONS. THIS ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
 
PERSONS WITH CHRONIC UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS SHOULD POSTPONE  
STRENUOUS EXERCISE NEAR BUSY STREETS UNTIL THE ADVISORY IS LIFTED.  
EXPOSURE IS PARTICULARLY A CONCERN FOR INFANTS, THE ELDERLY AND  
THOSE WHO HAVE DIABETES, AND LUNG OR HEART DISEASE.  
 
REAL-TIME AIR QUALITY OBSERVATIONS AND INFORMATION REGARDING THE  
HEALTH EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.BCAIRQUALITY.CA.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CURRENT AIR QUALITY, SEE:  
WWW.BCAIRQUALITY.CA.  
 
VISIT WWW.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.  
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
END/PSPC  
 
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