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Precautionary air quality advisory lifted in Alberta

September 27, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has lifted the precautionary air quality advisory issued August 8 throughout Alberta, due to wildfires burning in a number of locations in the province.

Wildfires that variably impacted air quality in Alberta, are no longer a threat to air quality at this time.

Though forecasting suggests 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 hourly on the Alberta Environment Air Quality Website: http://airquality.alberta.ca.

Residents with health concerns can also contact Health Link at 811 to speak with 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 4 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:

Bruce Conway
AHS Communications
403-943-1212