The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Northern has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Quesnel and Williams Lake.
High concentrations of fine particulate matter are expected to persist until the weather changes.
“Exposure to fine particulate matter is of particular concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease,” the Ministry states in a media release.
Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as continuing eye or throat irritation, chest discomfort,shortness of breath, cough or wheezing, follow the advice of your health care provider.
Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of air pollution can be found at www.bcairquality.ca
(Files from BC Ministry of Environment)