Northern Health advises residents to be cautious following air quality advisory


If you woke up this morning and smelled smoke outside that wasn't your imagination .

A special air qualiity advisory has been issued for Northeastern B.C today . The smoke is said to be from the roughly 460 wildfires burning accross the province.

Paula Tate of  Northern Health says it is important for people to take precautions now that the air contains wildfire smoke.

" You really want to pay attention to exertion and strenuous activity and whether the person is sensitive to that , or not if breathing becomes tight or laboured, it is definitely important for people to moniter there own sympthoms and adjust their activities accordingly ."

Tate adds that children, people with COPD or Asthma and seniors should be especially cautious as the smoke in the air makes them more vulnerable to being affected .



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