The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Northern Health has issued a Road Dust Advisory for Burns Lake because of high concentrations of coarse particulate matter that are expected to persist until there is a change in weather, or dust suppression.
Levels tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations. This advisory is in effect until further notice.
Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise near busy roads until the advisory is lifted.
Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.
Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of air pollution can be found at www.bcairquality.ca.