Air Pollution Warning Issued for Mississauga, Brampton, and Halton Region: Health Risks and Safety Precautions Advised

It is recommended to limit outdoor activities that require exertion and seek shelter in cool and well-ventilated environments.

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As temperatures rise and sunny conditions prevail, a weather statement has been released warning of potentially high levels of air pollution in Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Region, and nearby areas on May 31st. According to Environment Canada, the combination of heat and sunshine is expected to contribute to increased pollutant concentrations throughout the day.

The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is forecasted to reach moderate risk levels for the majority of the day, with the potential for short-term high-risk values in the afternoon and early evening hours. Individuals may experience symptoms such as heightened coughing, throat irritation, headaches, or difficulty breathing.

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It is crucial for vulnerable populations, including children, seniors, and individuals with cardiovascular or lung conditions like asthma, to take extra precautions. If you are experiencing symptoms or having trouble breathing, it is recommended to limit outdoor activities that require exertion and seek shelter in cool and well-ventilated environments. In cases where homes lack air conditioning, public places such as libraries, shopping malls, or recreation centers can provide respite from the heat and pollution.

Stay informed and prioritize your health by following the guidance provided and taking necessary steps to minimize exposure to the potentially harmful effects of air pollution.

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