Smoke from burning wildfires in Canada continues to grow, New England is dealing with bad air quality. According to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data, the air quality index (AQI) has risen to dangerous levels, causing health risks to the residents.
Since last week the thick smoke clouds have covered the skies and covered many New England states in a fog. Therefore, the local population has experienced poor visibility, respiratory issues, and general discomfort as a result.
The EPA has been constantly observing the region’s air quality. According to the most recent data, the level of tiny particulate matter, or PM2.5, has greatly beyond the recommended guidelines. PM2.5 particles can cause respiratory problems, heart disease, and other harmful health impacts. As they are small enough to enter the deepest layers of the lungs.
Additionally, authorities are advising citizens to take precautions especially old people, kids, and people with respiratory illnesses. To lessen the effects of the dirty air, there is a need to minimize outside activities and keep windows and doors closed. The EPA regularly collaborates with medical professionals to increase public knowledge of potential health hazards.
The matter is addressed from the root up. The Canadian government is stepping up its operations to put out wildfires and cut back on smoke emissions. To address the global effects of such disasters it is necessary to put in place practical precautionary measures.
The event highlights the pressing need to address climate change and reduce the risk of wildfires. Severe wildfires are increasingly likely to occur as global temperatures rise and extreme weather events become more frequent. To preserve human life and the environment, it is essential for governments to give climate change a top priority. They need to make investments for environmentally friendly practices and improve firefighting capacities.