On Monday afternoon the air quality health index in Edmonton reached 9, a high risk.
Today and tonight the air quality health index will be 5 and on Wednesday it will be 4. Anything from 4 to 6 is considered a moderate risk.
Anytime there is a high-risk people should 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.
The air quality health index is based on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 to 3 is a low health risk, 4 to 6 is a moderate health risk, 7 to 10 is a high health risk, and 10 + is a very high health risk.