The air quality has deteriorated in Lavington again.
The Ministry of Environment has re-issued an Air Quality Advisory for the community in Coldstream.
Meteorologist Tarek Ayache says it’s due to high concentrations of fine particulates, from a variety of sources.
“Sources of fine particulates contributing to this air quality episode include wood smoke (wood stoves and/or open burning), emissions from industry as well as transportation (such as automobiles, trucks and rail traffic).”
Ayache says the conditions are expected to persist until there is a change in the current weather.
People with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted.
Voluntary emission reduction actions
• Avoid the use of wood stoves and fireplaces unless the sole source of residential heat.
• Where wood stoves or fireplaces are the sole source of residential heat, use only CSA/EPA emissions approved wood-burning appliances and well-cured wood, and ensure an adequate supply of combustion air.
• Follow local backyard burning bylaws.
• Avoid backyard burning where a bylaw does not exist.
• Reduce the use and idling of vehicles.