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Precautionary air quality advisory lifted for Central Zone

November 21, 2017

RED DEER – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has lifted the precautionary air quality advisory issued July 10, 2017, for AHS’ Central Zone.

Wildfires that impacted air quality, variably, for the duration of the summer season are no longer a threat to air quality at this time.

Though forecasting suggests these improved air quality conditions will be sustained, Albertans are reminded that air quality can vary with weather conditions and prevailing winds at any time of the year.

Information about the air quality in many areas of Alberta is updated regularly at www.airquality.alberta.ca. Air quality information is also available by phone, toll-free, at 1-877-247-7333. All active health advisories issued by AHS – including air quality advisories – can be viewed online at www.ahs.ca/air.

Residents with health concerns can also contact Health Link at 811 to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Melissa Ballantyne
AHS Communications
403-341-8687