🚨 Did you know the air quality in our area today is worst than New York City and all major cities in China?* Scroll down to learn how you can protect you and your family!
There are several forest fires burning across the country, including north of us. Weather experts are predicting that we could be in for a long summer of frequent forest fires. This is resulting in very poor air quality, which can be extremely toxic to our bodies.
So what can you do to protect you and your family?
Here are some tips to protect everyone’s wellness:
☀️ You should be reducing your outside time as much as possible until the air quality improves. This includes outdoor sports and activities.
😷 If it's unavoidable and you have to be outside for long periods of time, consider wearing an N95 masks snugly over your nose and mouth. Surgical masks, medical masks and cloth masks are not designed to filter out harmful air pollutants and won’t protect you.
💨 If you haven’t changed the air filter in your home within the last year, you should put in a new filter asap.
💨 If you have a HEPA air purifier, make sure you have it on in your primary rooms. If you don’t have an air purifier, it’s worth the investment of purchasing one. There are many options at local hardware stores and Amazon. If the investment is a little too much, check out Marketplace or Kijiji for second-hand options.
💧 WATER! Water is important to have everyday but especially when air quality is poor, it’s important to increase your water intake to keep yourself hydrated and flush out toxins.
🧼 Avoid using toxic household cleaners that could contribute even more to poor air quality within your home. Stick to quality and toxic-free cleaning products, such as Vinegar home-made cleaners.
OTHER IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
🔥 DON’T add to the poor air quality by lighting an outdoor fire or risk creating more non-controlled fires. Please reconsider waiting until we get a steady amount of rain and the air quality has improved.
🌳 DO plant a tree (when the air quality is better) or consider donating to a charitable organization that replants trees in fire-stricken area. TreeCanada is an excellent organization that is working tiredly to replant damaged land.
YOUR WELLNESS MATTERS!
*Fact Source: https://www.iqair.com/ca/world-air-quality-ranking