Environmental Health & Safety in Community - Wildfire Smoke

Environmental Health & Safety in Community - Wildfire Smoke

It’s currently wildfire season, and the smoke in the air is hard to miss. Here are some links to Health Canada resources on wildfire smoke and air quality:

Wildfire smoke & Residential Wood Burning

Burning wood is a significant source of air pollution that can be harmful to health.

Estimates of the health burden from wildfire smoke.

Learn how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke.

Learn about residential wood burning and your health:

Air Quality Health Index (AQHI)

The AQHI is a scale designed to help you understand what the quality of the air around you means to your health.  It is a tool developed by health and environmental professionals to communicate the health risk posed by air pollution.