Air Quality Advisory issued for Metro Vancouver

Global News

An air quality advisory has been issued for Metro Vancouver because of particulate matter in the air coming from wildfires outside the region.

READ MORE: Fires raging across B.C. as concern for the summer deepens

“Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted,” reads a statement from Metro Vancouver.

“Staying indoors and in air conditioned spaces helps to reduce fine particulate exposure. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.”

Haze blanketed much of Vancouver and Victoria this morning, mostly due to a number of fires in the Pemberton area that exploded in growth overnight.

Fine particulate matter is defined to airborne solid or liquid droplets less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter or less.

The advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in the current weather –…

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