VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – There is now an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of smoke from wildfires in the province. The conditions are expected to last for at least 24 hours.
Metro Vancouver says the issue is high concentrations of particulate matter from the fires.
The advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in either the fire activity or the weather patterns that are bringing the smoke into the region.
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“Infants, elderly, those who have diabetes, lung or heart disease and we’re just asking that they limit their outdoor activity time and if they do experience any symptoms that they follow the advice of their health care provider,” says Metro Vancouver Air Quality Analyst Kyle Howe.
Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as chest discomfort, shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing, follow the advice of your healthcare provider.
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Hazy sky from smoke wafting into metro Vancouver… makes for a pretty sight from here 🙂 pic.twitter.com/eIgTIp7mJc
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