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Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

A haze over Metro Vancouver on Aug. 13, 2018 (Hana Mae Nassar, NEWS 1130 Photo)

METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Wildfire smoke has prompted the latest air quality advisory in the Lower Mainland. The advisory covers Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

The Metro Vancouver Regional District says the smoke cleared on Saturday, but it returned last night. Now, there is an higher-than-normal level of “fine particulate matter.”

People with underlying health conditions are told to avoid strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. The concern is greatest for infants, the elderly, and those with diabetes or lung or heart disease.

If you start having chest discomfort, are short of breath, or start coughing or wheezing, you should see a doctor.

Click here to find real-time air quality readings.