Wildfire smoke and your health

The symptoms that come along with being in the midst of wildfire smoke can vary from person to person. That is according to the Medical Officer of Health for Alberta Health Services South Zone. Doctor Vivien Suttorp says some are more sensitive and others are simply more vulnerable. 

The wildfire smoke in Lethbridge took many people by surprise. Environment Canada issued a special air quality statement with a 7 or high risk rating. According to one Lethbridge pharmacist Vishal Sukhadiya, the poor air quality also caused people from both Alberta and BC with respiratory issues to purchase a number of inhalers. 

Sukhadiya says that patients in BC would normally have to go to a doctor to get a prescription for an inhaler.

Naveen Day

Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.

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