Ontario’s Smog Advisory Terminated July 3, 2013

Ontario’s Smog Advisory Terminated July 3, 2013

This is an update to my previous blog Smog Alert from July 2, 2013: City of Ottawa, Eastern and Parts of Southern Ontario.

The good news is that effective immediately a Smog Advisory has been lifted by the Ministry of the Environment for the following forecast regions in Ontario, Canada:

  • Bancroft-Bon Echo
  • Belleville-Quinte-Northumberland
  • Brockville-Leeds and Grenville
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Ottawa
  • City of Toronto
  • Cornwall-Morrisburg
  • Halton-Peel
  • Kingston-Prince Edward
  • Peterborough-Kawartha Lakes
  • Prescott and Russell
  • Renfrew-Pembroke-Barry’s Bay
  • Smiths Falls-Lanark-Sharbot Lake
  • Stirling-Tweed-South Frontenac
  • York-Durham

Please click here to read the improved Current Air Quality Index (AQI) Readings for Ontario on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 7:00 pm. (at the time of this blog posting).

  • A Smog Advisory is related to the Air Quality Index (AQI), which rates how clean the air is.
    • The AQI scale ranges from 0 to 100+.
    • Higher numbers mean higher health risks.
    • A Smog Advisory is issued in your region when the AQI is expected to reach 50 in the next 24 hours.
  • It can be lifted once the AQI is expected to reach or drops below 50.
  • Smog is harmful to the lungs and heart.
    • Even in healthy people, smog can reduce lung function.

Winds have shifted to a southerly direction resulting in cleaner air in the forecast regions listed above.

Hurray!

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