Asthma is one of the leading causes of hospital admissions for children in Canada.1 Untreated, it can be life-threatening.2
Steps you can take to protect your family.
You can lower your exposure to air pollution when you:
You can monitor outdoor air quality:
Source: Health Canada
* Outdoor exercise can be very beneficial for your health and some forms of outdoor exercise, like bike riding and other forms of active transportation,6 are good for the environment too. However, when the air quality is poor, extra caution should be taken by moving exercise indoors and looking for other environmentally-friendly modes of transportation that don’t contribute to even more air pollution. Examples include taking public transit, car-sharing/car pooling, or telecommuting when possible.
6 Government of Canada. (2014, May). Active transportation. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/being-active/active-transportation.html