Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) numbers from Fort Air Partnership’s new air monitoring station located in the heart of Gibbons show that local air quality is a low risk to health the majority of time.
Of the 2,856 hours of monitoring done since the end of May, AQHI readings at Gibbons were in the low risk category 99.16% (2,832 hours) of the time and only 0.84% (24 hours) of the time in the moderate risk category.
According to the Alberta government, moderate risk means those with respiratory concerns should consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if they are experiencing symptoms. It’s recommended that the general population continue with normal outdoor activities unless a person is experiencing symptoms such as a cough or throat irritation.
More information regarding the performance of the Gibbons station will be presented at the Heartland Community Information Evening being held on October 20 at the Gibbons Cultural Centre.