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Poor air quality in the Okanagan

August 9, 2017

Due to the active forest fires in the area, The Okanagan Valley has received a 7 out of 10 on the Air Quality Health Index (in the 151-200 range). This is considered a high-risk rating that can potentially endanger respiratory health. At risk groups include young children, the elderly, anyone with prior respiratory problems and those who are active outdoors for extended periods of time. This is especially important for those who work outdoors for extended periods of time.

Check out this info-graphic for some tips on how to stay safe while the air quality is poor:

 

For more information check and respiratory equipment rentals check out Irwin's Safety: Fit Testing & Equipment Rentals

Graphic from Intermountain Healthcare Blog

 

 

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