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Dust advisory in effect for Hudson's Hope

Environment Canada says stagnant winter weather conditions are creating elevated pollution levels.
HH-Advisory-March2022
(BC Air Quality)

Environment Canada says stagnant winter weather conditions are creating elevated pollution levels.

A dust advisory has also been issued for Hudson's Hope due to high concentrations of coarse particulate matter expected to persist until there is precipitation, dust suppression, or a change in traffic patterns, according to the Ministry of Environment. 

Particulate matter concentrations were reported at 51.1 micrograms per cubic metre at 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, compared to 15.2 in Fort St. John.

Exposure is particularly a concern for individuals with chronic conditions such asthma, COPD, heart disease, and diabetes; respiratory infections such as COVID-19, pregnant women, infants, and older adults.

Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions or acute infections should postpone or reduce strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted.

Anyone experiencing symptoms such as continuing eye or throat irritation, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, cough or wheezing, should follow the advice of their health care provider. Staying indoors helps to reduce particulate matter exposure.

For more information on current air quality, visit www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air.