Canada: WildFire has been the worst fire ever in the forests of Canada. Its impact is being seen in almost all the 10 provinces and cities here. Smoke from Canadian forest fires has engulfed large parts of North America. Because of this, an air alert has been issued from Minnesota to Massachusetts.
According to a report, layers of smog have covered parts of Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario. Canadian officials warned residents of poor air quality. Plumes of smoke have reached parts of New York state and Vermont. The smog prompted an air quality alert in New York City on Tuesday. By noon, even the skies over Manhattan were filled with smoke.
New York City has topped the list of world’s most polluted air. More than 100 forest fires in Quebec are causing pollution in New York. The fire is causing noxious smoke in the south. For the past week, parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have been affected by smoke from wildfires in Canada, one of the world’s richest cities. Due to this reason, the air quality in these parts is continuously deteriorating.
According to IQair, New York City’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was above 200 on Tuesday night. Pollution from the fire caused at least 10 school districts in Central New York to cancel outdoor activities and programs Tuesday due to pollution conditions. The concentration of PM2.5 in New York City air on Tuesday was 10 times higher than the guidelines set by the World Health Organization.
Let us tell you that millions of people die every year due to health problems related to air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, in 2016, around 4.2 million people died due to pollution.
According to a report, at least 150 forest fires have broken out in Quebec this week. In view of this situation, an air quality alert has been issued for parts of the Northeast and Midwest on Tuesday.