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AHS issues air quality warning for Calgary

Last Updated Jul 17, 2017 at 5:46 am MDT

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An air quality advisory has been issued for Calgary due to the B.C. wildfires.

Alberta Health Services says the advisory could continue for the next few days and possibly weeks.

Residents are advised to be aware of air conditions and take precautions against potential health concerns connected to the smoky air conditions.

Minor smoke doesn’t usually cause health concerns but if conditions become more severe people may experience temporary irritation of eyes and throat and possibly shortness of breath.

AHS says there are a few steps you should take if you can taste or smell smoke:

-monitor your symptoms.

-do not exercise outdoors.

-remain indoors with the windows and air vents closed.

-if you drive anywhere, turn the air off, or use the re-circulating feature.

If you notice symptoms you should contact Health Link which is open 24/7 and toll free at 811.