Air quality is deteriorating in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Air quality is deteriorating in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

The air quality is deteriorating in Abitibi-T&émiscamingue

The sky was orange in Senneterre, the smoke was so thick in the afternoon of June 6.

Smoke from forest fires descends on several municipalities. The Public Health Department monitors the direction of the winds that move the smoke.

With smog episodes, high concentrations of fine particles lead to poor air quality . Firefighters have been trying to control the fires in Normétal, in Abitibi-Ouest, and in Lebel-sur-Quévillon, in Nord-du-Québec, for several days.

It is advisable to limit outdoor activities, both for the population and for the workers.

When it lasts a few hours, a few days, it is still something that may be best experienced by the vulnerable, but the days add up and add up. It is really worth it for these people to take the various advice and take measures to limit their exposure, underlines Dr. Stéphane Trépanier, director of public health in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

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Smog warnings are in effect. N95 masks are distributed in several places, including businesses and municipalities such as Senneterre or Abitibi-Ouest.

The Integrated Health and Social Services Center recalls that children, pregnant women, the elderly, people with asthma, people with heart problems, as well as those who already suffer from respiratory diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, are encouraged to reduce their exposure and limit themselves to essential activities.

Wind moves smoke and forest fires. Air quality is deteriorating in Quebec.

Dr. Trépanier indicated in an interview on the program Des matins en or that regional public health n& #x27;had not asked the most polluting industries to reduce their emissions.