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Published on Thursday, June 8, 2023

GBPH advises of High-Risk Air Quality Health Index Forecast

Following the release of a Special Air Quality Statement by Environment & Climate Change Canada on June 6, 2023, Grey Bruce Public Health is advising of a ‘High Risk’ air quality forecast from the province’s Air Quality Control Index (AQHI).

The Grey-Bruce area (observed at the Tiverton station) is forecasted to reach an air quality risk level of 7, signaling ‘High Risk’ from the afternoon of Wednesday, June 7, to Thursday, June 8, 2023.

Grey Bruce Public Health recommends the following:

  • For the general population: Consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if you experience symptoms, such as coughing and throat irritation.
  • For the At-Risk population (people with heart or breathing problems): Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors. Children and the elderly should also take it easy.

Please continue to monitor air quality alerts and forecasts issued by the provincial Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) and monitor any symptoms that may have been caused by exposure to low air quality.

Residents can also limit their exposure to wildfire smoke by:

  • Keeping the windows and doors to their home closed if the indoor temperature is comfortable;
  • Using recirculation settings on their HVAC system;
  • Using a clean, good-quality air filter in ventilation systems;
  • Using an air purifier with a HEPA filter; and
  • Visiting community centres, libraries, and shopping malls, which often have cleaner filtered air.


For More Information:

To connect with the Medical Officer of Health or the program manager, please contact:

Denis Langlois, Communications Co-ordinator,

Grey Bruce Public Health,

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1315,

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