Several regions of Quebec | Smog and poor air quality warnings

Smoke from forest fires in northwestern Ontario and Manitoba is causing poor air quality in much of Quebec. Conditions should gradually improve on Tuesday, warns Environment Canada.

Alice Girard-Bossé

Alice Girard-Bossé

Smog warnings are in effect in the regions of Abitibi, Beauce, Drummondville, Bois-Francs, Estrie, Gatineau and Haute-Gatineau, La Tuque, Lac-Saint- Jean, Lachute, Saint-Jérôme, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Mauricie, Mont-Laurier, Montreal, Laval, Quebec, Saguenay, Témiscamingue, Saint-Hyacinthe, Vaudreuil-Soulages and Huntington.

Conditions will gradually improve on Tuesday, Environment Canada said.

“Smog primarily affects children with asthma and people with respiratory or heart disease. They are therefore recommended to avoid strenuous physical activity outdoors until the smog warning is lifted, ”says the federal agency.

Poor air quality advisories were also announced for Charlevoix, Mont-Tremblant, Saint-Michel-des-Saints, the Gouin reservoir, the Laurentides wildlife reserve and the La Vérendrye wildlife reserve.

Possible symptoms include an unusual cough, sore throat, headache, and shortness of breath. Remember that children, the elderly and people with cardiovascular or pulmonary disease, such as asthma, are at greater risk.


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