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October 27, 2017 4:29 pm

Smoke Persists Over P.G.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 11:45 AM

Smoky haze  hangs over City – photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. –  The smoky skies air  quality bulletin  remains in effect for Prince George and neighbouring communities.

The latest  reading for PM 2.5   in Prince George show the levels to be  at 91.5 micrograms per cubic meter more than 3 times the Provincial target of 25.

The reading  for PM 10  was  126.3 micrograms per  cubic meter,  more than two and a half times the Provincial target  of 50.

The 24 hour rolling average    noted  levels of PM 2.5  to be 101.8  micrograms per cubic meters  while  the 24 hour rolling average for  PM 10  was 106.2.

The  risk to health  is  rated as “High”   and Northern Health advises  avoiding  strenuous outdoor activity

.Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.




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