Ontario’s Smog Advisory Terminated July 3, 2013

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.



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