Dust Advisory Issued for P.G.
Prince George, B.C. – The Ministry of Environment has issued a dust advisory for Prince George.
“High concentrations of dust are expected to persist until there is precipitation or dust suppression,” says air quality meteorologist Gail Roth. “Dust concentrations tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations. This advisory is in effect until further notice.”
She says dust exposure is particularly a concern for the elderly, infants and those with lung or heart disease.
Roth also suggests that persons with underlying health conditions postpone strenuous exercise near busy roads until the advisory is lifted.
The provincial Ambient Air Quality Objective for PM10 is 50 micrograms per cubic metre averaged out over 24 hours.
Currently the concentration for Prince George is 52.6 and 33.8 in Quesnel.