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Air quality, both indoors and outdoors, affects everyone and their breathing. This is especially the case for people with existing lung conditions. Become familiar with the different risks air quality can pose that can impact you and your family.
We spend most of our time indoors, whether this is in the home, workplace or school. It is important that the air we breathe indoors is as healthy as possible for our lung health. Every person is affected by poor indoor air quality, especially those with lung disease.
Learn more about potential triggers for poor indoor air quality by visiting YourHealthyHome.ca. You will discover what types of indoor air quality problems may be found in a typical home. Once you find out about these triggers, take action to improve your indoor air quality as much as possible.
The air outside can be affected by smog, vehicles, industrial activities, or natural events such as forest fires. Every year, thousands of people get sick or die from exposure to air pollution.
Air pollution can affect every area of the province since pollutants can travel across large distances. Extreme weather events have also been happening more often due to climate change which can affect everyone’s breathing. Examples include: