Air Quality Update - June 7, 2023
The Special Air Quality Statement continues for the Lake of Bays area. High levels of air pollution are present due to smoke from forest fires in Quebec and northeastern Ontario.
Smoke plumes from these fires have resulted in deteriorated air quality, and it is expected to persist for at least another week. Air quality and visibility can fluctuate over short distances and can vary considerably from hour to hour.
Stop outdoor activities and contact your healthcare provider if you or someone in your care experiences shortness of breath, wheezing (including asthma attacks), severe cough, dizziness, or chest pains. Stay inside if you are feeling unwell and experiencing symptoms.
Indoor Air Quality:
Keep your indoor air clean by keeping doors and windows closed, especially if the temperature inside is comfortable. Consider using an air purifier with a HEPA filter in the rooms where you spend the most time and avoid air purifiers that produce ozone.