The Air Quality in New York: A Health Hazard
The air quality in New York poses a significant threat to public health this Sunday as smoke from Canada’s wildfires continues to billow.
Harmful Levels of Air Pollution
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality has reached “harmful” levels. This means that individuals with heart disease, the elderly, children, and adolescents should avoid engaging in strenuous outdoor activities.
Improvement from Recent Days
Fortunately, the fog on Sunday will not reach the same intensity as in previous days, when the Manhattan sky was tinged with an orange hue.
Wildfires in Canada
In southern Canada, particularly in the Rouyn-Noranda area and North Bay, the epicenter of the country’s wildfires, air quality remains dangerously high. These fires have already ravaged an area equivalent to the size of the Netherlands, spanning across British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and parts of Ontario.