Smog Advisory issued for Chatham-Kent
The Ministry of Environment has issued a smog advisory for much of Southern Ontario – including Chatham-Kent.
Temperatures are expected to climb to 34 degrees Celsius today (June 20) or 93 degrees farenheit.
The heat wave sparked the Chatham-Kent Public Health to issue a Level One Heat Advisory yesterday.
A Humidex Advisory is also in effect.
The Ministry of Environment says during a smog episode, individuals may experience eye irritation. Heavy outdoor exercise may cause respiratory symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. People with heart or lung disease including asthma may experience a worsening of their condition.
The Ministry goes on to say a smog advisory means that there is a strong likelihood that there may be poor air quality within the next 24 hours due to ground-level ozone and particulate matter.