Throughout the world, the increase in wildfires is appalling and unsettling. In Canada, even the smoke from neighboring provinces can have an impact on our environment and our personal health. When you check your local weather and see “smoke” as the current status, this is a warning to take the necessary precautions. This article provides helpful guidance if you are directly affected by wildfire conditions and may be vulnerable to the effects of smoky air.
In the US, fire and health officials began issuing warnings about wildfire smoke several weeks earlier than normal this year. With almost the entire western half of the country experiencing drought, signs pointed to a long and dangerous fire season.