This video presents “Quebec Forest Fires Trigger Smog Advisory for Ottawa”:

  • A smog advisory was issued for most of eastern Ontario on Tuesday (July 2, 2013), including the City of Ottawa.

Smog Alert from July 2, 2013: City of Ottawa, Eastern and Parts of Southern Ontario

Smog Alert from July 2, 2013: City of Ottawa, Eastern and Parts of Southern Ontario

A SMOG ADVISORY* has been issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for the following forecast regions for Tuesday July 2, 2013:

  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Toronto
  • Halton – Peel
  • York – Durham

The SMOG ADVISORY for the following forecast region(s) is still in effect:

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Smog Alert: Elgin/Huron/London/Sarnia/Windsor & Vicinities May 28, 2012

Smog Alert: Elgin/Huron/London/Sarnia/Windsor & Vicinities May 28, 2012

A SMOG ADVISORY* has been issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for the following forecast regions in Ontario, Canada for Monday, May 28, 2012:

  • Elgin
  • Huron-Perth
  • London-Middlesex
  • Sarnia-Lambton
  • Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent

Did you know?

  • * A Smog Advisory means that there is a strong likelihood that there may be poor air quality within the next 24 hours due to ground-level ozone and/or particulate matter.
  • 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 made up of a complex mixture of air pollutants that are sometimes visible, such as a brownish-yellow haze over cities; sometimes not.
  • Smog is harmful to the lungs and heart.
    • Even in healthy people, smog can reduce lung function.”

Air Quality Index (AQI) Category: 50-99 Poor Poor, as shown in this Air Quality Forecast map:

Ontario's Smog Advisory Map: Elgin/Huron/London/Sarnia/Windsor & Vicinities May 28, 2012

Ontario's Smog Advisory Map: Elgin/Huron/London/Sarnia/Windsor & Vicinities May 28, 2012

The details of the smog forecast are as follows:

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A SMOG ADVISORY* has been issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for the following forecast regions for Saturday, May 19, 2012:

  • Algonquin
  • Bancroft – Bon Echo
  • Barrie – Orillia – Midland
  • Belleville – Quinte – Northumberland
  • Burk’s Falls – Bayfield Inlet
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Toronto
  • Dufferin – Innisfil
  • Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand
  • Elgin
  • Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake
  • Greater Sudbury and Vicinity
  • Grey – Bruce
  • Haliburton
  • Halton – Peel
  • Huron – Perth
  • Kingston – Prince Edward
  • London – Middlesex
  • Manitoulin – Northshore – Killarney
  • Niagara
  • North Bay – West Nipissing
  • Oxford – Brant
  • Parry Sound – Muskoka – Huntsville
  • Peterborough – Kawartha Lakes
  • Sarnia – Lambton
  • Sault Ste. Marie – Superior East
  • Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk
  • Stirling – Tweed – South Frontenac
  • Waterloo – Wellington
  • Windsor – Essex – Chatham – Kent
  • York – Durham
Smog Advisory: Southern, Central, Northern, & Parts of Eastern Ontario May 19, 2012

Smog Advisory: Southern, Central, Northern, & Parts of Eastern Ontario May 19, 2012

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Smog Advisory for the City of Hamilton October 11, 2011

Smog Advisory for the City of Hamilton October 11, 2011

A SMOG ADVISORY* has been issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for the following forecast regions:

For: Tuesday October 11, 2011

City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Please note that advisories will remain in effect until further notice.

During the smog episode, individuals may experience the following symptoms:

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Smog Advisory for September 1, 2011: Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent

Smog Advisory for September 1, 2011: Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent

A SMOG ADVISORY* has been issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for the following forecast region in Ontario, Canada:

For Thursday September 1, 2011: Windsor – Essex – Chatham – Kent

Please note that advisories will remain in effect until further notice.

During the smog episode, individuals may experience the following symptoms:

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Smog Advisory for July 19, 2011: Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent

Smog Advisory for July 19, 2011: Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent

A SMOG ADVISORY* has been issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for the following forecast region in Ontario, Canada:

Windsor – Essex – Chatham – Kent on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

Please note that advisories will remain in effect until further notice.

During the smog episode, individuals may experience the following symptoms:

  • eye irritation
  • heavy outdoor exercise may cause respiratory symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath
  • people with heart or lung disease including asthma may experience a worsening of their condition

* A Smog Advisory means that there is a strong likelihood that there may be poor air quality within the next 24 hours due to ground-level ozone and/or particulate matter.

During a smog advisory, you can take the following actions to help spare the air:

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19 Forecast Regions of Ontario are Under a Smog Advisory for July 2, 2011

19 Forecast Regions of Ontario are Under a Smog Advisory for July 2, 2011

This is an update to my previous blog Smog Advisory for July 1, 2011: Elgin, Sarnia-Lambton, Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent.

This  Smog Advisory* remains in effect for the above three forecast regions in Ontario, Canada.

Furthermore, the Ministry of the Environment is expanding its existing Smog Advisory for tomorrow, Saturday July 2, to include the following 16 forecast regions in Ontario:

  • Barrie-Orillia-Midland
  • Belleville-Quinte-Northumberland
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Toronto
  • Dufferin-Innisfil
  • Dunnville-Caledonia-Haldimand
  • Grey-Bruce
  • Halton-Peel
  • Huron-Perth
  • Kingston-Prince Edward
  • London-Middlesex
  • Niagara
  • Oxford-Brant
  • Simcoe-Delhi-Norfolk
  • Waterloo-Wellington
  • York-Durham
19 Forecast Regions of Ontario are Under a Smog Advisory for July 2, 2011

19 Forecast Regions of Ontario are Under a Smog Advisory for July 2, 2011

During the smog episode, individuals may experience:

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