Metro Vancouver has cancelled the air quality advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District. Authorities say air quality has improved because of the weather system moving through the region.
VANCOUVER – An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District due to “high concentrations of fine particulate matter”, primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning outside our region.
Fine particulate matter refers to airborne solid or liquid droplets with high concentrations around busy roads, industrial operations, major ports as well as areas with residential wood burning.
Metro Vancouver says people with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors and in air conditioned spaces helps to reduce fine particulate exposure, which is particularly concerning for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.
The Air Quality Advisory is expected to continue until Wednesday when rain showers are forecast.
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