Edmonton - Air Quality Health Index
- Consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if you are experiencing symptoms.
- Find out if you are at risk
- No need to modify your usual outdoor activities unless you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.
People with heart and lung conditions are most affected by air pollution.
To find out if you are at risk, consult the health guide, or your physician.
Visit the national AQHI Web site to learn more about the AQHI.
After a labour dispute shut down an American steel mill, respiratory hospital admissions in children substantially decreased. They increased to pre-strike levels when it ended.
The AQHI is an initiative of Environment Canada, Health Canada, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and Alberta Health and Wellness.
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