Wildfire smoke contains many pollutants that can cause serious health effects.
Protect yourself , stay inside, close windows and doors and use quality air filters to clean indoor air.
Stay informed about wildfire smoke, air quality and your health:.
Download the WeatherCAN app or visit us online. Canada.ca/wildfire-smoke
- Listen carefully to public notices and warnings about the presence of smoke or the air quality.
- Avoid outdoor activities when the air quality index is poor.
- Close the windows and doors of your home, along with the air exchange system, when there is smoke outdoors.
- Breathe into a damp cloth when in the presence of thick smoke, and be sure to keep the cloth in front of your mouth and nose in order to avoid inhaling smoke.
Did you know?
Smoke is more likely to bother the following individuals:
- young children
- the elderly
- individuals with respiratory problems (asthma, bronchitis, home-assisted ventilation, restricted breathing capacity, emphysema, etc.)
- individuals with heart problems
To protect your pet from the detrimental effects of smoke, do not let your pet go outside.