Saskatoon, Regina under special air quality statement

Elias Hubbard
March 13, 2018

Environment Canada meteorologist John Paul Cragg says a stagnant air mass under a ridge of high pressure is trapping industrial and vehicle pollution in Regina and Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan's two largest cities are under air quality advisories because of pollution.

Cragg says the air quality risk in the cities is considered high.

"People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), can be particularly sensitive to air pollution", read the statement from Environment Canada.

Authorities also said people in general should consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous outdoor activities if they experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.

Visit www.airhealth.ca for more information on how to protect against poor air quality.

Air quality over both Saskatoon and Regina is expected to improve throughout the day Tuesday as winds increase.

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