Air Quality Advisory for Vanderhoof
Vanderhoof , B.C.- The Ministry of the Environment has issued an air quality of advisory for Vanderhoof because of high levels of fine particulate.
Elevated PM2.5 concentrations are resulting from still air and poor dispersion. Air quality is expected to remain poor today but improve tomorrow as windspeeds increase.
The Ministry says sources of PM2.5 contributing to this episode include:
- residential home heating wood
- smoke (from wood stoves and boilers);
- industrial wood smoke; and
- transportation sources
The provincial air quality objective for PM2.5, is 25 micrograms per cubic metre (mg/m3), averaged over 24 hours. At ten this morning, the levels of PM2.5 were at mg/m3 in Vanderhoof, while in Prince George, the level was at 7 mg/m3.