By Erin Hitchcock, Air Aware Educator A smoky haze hanging over Williams Lake caused air quality ratings to rise to high risk last week, potentially affecting human health. The air quality is a reminder as to what summers have been like due to forest fires throughout B.C. and elsewhere and highlights the importance of monitoringContinue reading “PurpleAir Monitors Show Poor Air Quality”
Did you know? During the winter, Canadians idle their vehicles for a combined total of 75 million minutes a day and that idling releases twice as many exhaust fumes into the air then a moving vehicle! Here’s the truth about idling – it may surprise you! Check out Idle Free BC for more information. NoContinue reading “Facts & Fiction About Idling”
Simple steps can be taken to reduce smoke from your chimney. Learning to burn better, protects people, while also saving time and money. Increased efficiency means less wood is require to heat your home. 1. Check the chimney Grey or smelly smoke drifting from your chimney indicates incomplete combustion due to wet wood, not enoughContinue reading “6 Steps to Reduce Chimney Smoke”
A citizen science project has begun to collect data about the air quality in the Williams Lake airshed. A total of 14 Purple Air PM2.5 monitors are being installed around the community.
The ABCs of Emergency First Aid, acknowledge “Airway” and “Breathing,” as the first things to assess when attempting life-saving resuscitation. From individual, public and planetary health perspectives we can take guidance from this primary medical objective.