Labrador wildfires smoke is hitting the west coast and central NL, residents advised to take precautions

    Friday, 28 June 2024 11:53

    By Tonya Organ

     Minor symptoms can include headaches, a mild cough, sore and watery eyes, and nose and throat irritation.

    West Coast and central NL residents are being advised to take precautions to protect their health due to smoke from wildfires that may cause a reduction in air quality. Groups at a higher risk include pregnant women, young children, those 65 and older, people with medical conditions. sports players and outside workers. Minor symptoms can include headaches, a mild cough, sore and watery eyes, and nose and throat irritation. More serious, but less common, symptoms can include severe cough, shortness of breath, heart palpitations and wheezing. Residents are encouraged to contact 811 or to see a health-care provider if they experience any new or concerning symptoms that they feel could be related to the smoke.

     

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