New Public Health Resource Published: Understanding Air Quality

The ongoing wildfires in Canada (including a blaze that crossed the U.S.-Canada border this past weekend) and an intense nationwide heat wave are having harmful effects on air quality–putting public health at risk. Although a decrease in air quality affects everyone, certain communities and individuals are more vulnerable to its harmful effects.

PHCC’s newest resource, Protect Your Health: Understanding Air Quality, will help you communicate about air quality and protective measures people can take to stay safe. This resource is available in English and Spanish and includes:

  • The fundamentals of understanding air quality and the Air Quality Index (AQI)
  • A visual guide to the major sources of air pollution
  • Recommendations for protecting your health routinely and during air-quality alert days

Download and share the guide with your community to promote the importance of understanding air quality and protecting your health