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Current Air Quality Conditions

Click here to view current Central Okanagan Air Quality conditions. The BC Air Quality website contains updated Air Quality Readings for areas throughout the Province. The site also includes the current levels of various air pollutants, as well the current Air Quality Health Index (AQHI), which identifies the health risk associated with local air quality conditions. The Index corresponds to the recommendations (below) for outdoor activities for those at risk and the general population.


Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Activity Recommendations

Health Risk  Air Quality Health Index
Health Messages

* People with heart or breathing problems are at greater risk. Follow your doctor's usual advice about exercising and managing your condition.

 

At Risk Population*

General Population

 Low 1-3  Enjoy your usual outdoor activities. Ideal air quality for outdoor activities.
Moderate 4 - 6 Consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if you are experiencing symptoms. No need to modify your usual outdoor activities unless you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.
High 7 - 10 Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors. Children and the elderly should also take it easy. Consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.
Very High Above
10
Avoid strenuous activities outdoors. Children and the elderly should also avoid outdoor physical exertion. Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors, especially if you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.

 

Find out how you can help reduce pollutants that affect your health.

 

Contact Us

Regional Air Quality Coordinator
airquality@kelowna.ca
250 469-8408

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