Smoke from wildfires is still billowing in Quebec, causing poor air quality in many parts of the province. Here are seven tips to protect yourself from secondhand smoke.
Smog warnings are in effect particularly in the region of Montreal, Laval, Quebec, Saguenay, Temiscoua, Abitibi, Beauce, Drummondville, Estry, Gatineau, La Toque, Lac-Saint-Jean, Lachutte, Lanaudiere, Laurentian, Mauricie. Vallée-du-Richelieu and Vaudreuil-Solanges.
Environment Canada reminds that “smoke from wildfires can be harmful to everyone’s health, even at low concentrations” and that “people with lung disease (such as asthma) or heart disease, the elderly, children People living outdoors, pregnant women and working people are at greater risk of health effects from wildfire smoke.
it is recommended:
– stayed in
– Close the windows and doors of his residence
Avoid physical activities outside
– Switch off the air exchanger and if possible use an air purifier
If you have to go out, it’s best to:
– Find out about local air quality
Wear a well-fitting N95 type mask that does not allow air to pass through to protect you from exposure to fine particles of smoke.
– Listen to your body and reduce or stop activity when you feel symptoms
As of Sunday, there were still 116 active fires in the province, of which 27 were considered out of control.