There are air quality warnings in effect for Edmonton and several areas of eastern and northern Alberta.

 There are air quality warnings in effect for Edmonton and several areas of eastern and northern Alberta.

Due to smoke from wildfires, a special air quality statement was in effect for Edmonton on Monday, August 22, 2022.

The city of Edmonton is among the areas of eastern and northern Alberta that are subject to specific air quality declarations.

The area's air quality has deteriorated due to the spread of wildfire smoke.

According to Environment Canada, wildfire smoke can cause air quality and visibility to change over short distances and significantly from hour to hour.

As of 9:30 a.m. on Monday, the Edmonton region, which stretches east to the Saskatchewan border, and up the eastern edge of the province to the northern border with the Northwest Territories were among the regions covered by special air quality advisories. A specific air quality statement was also in effect for Banff National Park.

According to a statement from Environment Canada, people "may feel symptoms such increased coughing, throat discomfort, headaches, or shortness of breath." Children, the elderly, and people with lung or cardiovascular conditions, such as asthma, are particularly vulnerable.

"Those who suffer from respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD may be more vulnerable to air pollution. At lower doses, their health impacts will often be more severe. Their illnesses may become worse as a result of pollution, which may increase medicine consumption as well as ER and doctor visits as well as hospital stays.

The Edmonton Air Quality Health Index was 3, representing a low risk, as of 9:30 a.m. On Monday, it's anticipated to increase to 7, which carries a significant danger.

The Air Quality Health Index might rise to 7 in several other areas in Alberta.

On the website of the Canadian government, you may get more details on the potential health effects of wildfire smoke.

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