457  
WOCN24 CWHX 240737  
SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT  
FOR NEW BRUNSWICK  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA, THE NEW BRUNSWICK DEPARTMENT OF  
ENVIRONMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND THE NEW BRUNSWICK DEPARTMENT  
OF HEALTH  
AT 4:37 A.M. ADT TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2017.  
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SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT FOR:  
FREDERICTON AND SOUTHERN YORK COUNTY  
OROMOCTO AND SUNBURY COUNTY  
GRAND LAKE AND QUEENS COUNTY.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
SMOKE FROM A FIRE NEAR CAMP GAGETOWN IS CONTINUING TO AFFECT THE  
GREATER FREDERICTON AREA THIS MORNING.  
 
INDIVIDUALS MAY EXPERIENCE SYMPTOMS SUCH AS INCREASED COUGHING,  
THROAT IRRITATION, HEADACHES OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH. CHILDREN,  
SENIORS, AND THOSE WITH CARDIOVASCULAR OR LUNG DISEASE, SUCH AS  
ASTHMA, ARE ESPECIALLY AT RISK.  
 
PEOPLE WITH LUNG DISEASES, SUCH AS ASTHMA AND COPD, CAN BE  
PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO AIR POLLUTION. THEY WILL GENERALLY  
EXPERIENCE MORE SERIOUS HEALTH EFFECTS AT LOWER LEVELS. POLLUTION  
CAN AGGRAVATE THEIR DISEASES, LEADING TO INCREASED MEDICATION USE,  
DOCTOR AND EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS, AND HOSPITAL VISITS.  
 
STAY INSIDE IF YOU HAVE BREATHING DIFFICULTIES. FIND AN INDOOR PLACE  
THAT'S COOL AND VENTILATED. USING AN AIR CONDITIONER THAT COOLS AND  
FILTERS AIR MAY HELP. IF YOU OPEN THE WINDOWS YOU MAY LET IN MORE  
POLLUTED AIR. IF YOUR HOME ISN'T AIR-CONDITIONED, CONSIDER GOING TO  
A PUBLIC PLACE (LIBRARY, SHOPPING MALL, RECREATION CENTRE) THAT IS  
AIR-CONDITIONED.  
 
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/ASPC  
 
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