TORONTO, July 6 /CNW/ - Hot summer temperatures create conditions for
increased smog concentrations in Ontario. The Lung Association's Air
Quality expert and respiratory health educators are available for
interviews to help inform the public with important seasonal health
The public can also visit www.on.lung.ca for current and forecasted smog
conditions and to sign up for email smog alerts.
Important consumer information
Smog concentrations can be high during the day or night.
Sensitive individuals may feel health effects sooner than most, and
before a smog advisory is issued.
People living with a respiratory or cardiac illness may be more
comfortable inside a cool, clean environment during periods of high
If taking medication for a respiratory or cardiac illness, including
asthma, follow your healthcare action plan carefully. If breathing
becomes more difficult, contact your doctor, healthcare provider or go
to the nearest hospital emergency department.
"Cottage country" can also experience high smog episodes. Keep enough
medication on hand for trips to the cottage. Before you go, discuss
with your healthcare provider any dangerous respiratory symptoms that
could require emergency treatment. Know the location of the nearest
Smog poses an additional health risk to those working or exercising
outdoors. Call 1-888-344-LUNG (5864) and speak with a certified
respiratory educator, or visit the air quality page of The Lung
Association's website - href="http://www.on.lung.ca/Page.aspx?pid=291">www.on.lung.ca
for this summer's smog strategies.
Available for interviews:
Air Quality Manager
Certified Respiratory Educator
When you can't breathe, nothing else matters.™
SOURCE Ontario Lung Association
For further information: For further information:
Office: 416-864-9911 ext 283