HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In New York, the air quality index (AQI) hit 170
  • New York imposed an air quality alert on Tuesday
  • More than 2,000 people have been evacuated

On Tuesday, in New York, the fine particulate matter air quality index (AQI) hit 170. Even healthy people should avoid this since it is nine times higher than the World Health Organization’s recommended exposure levels.

New York imposed an air quality alert on Tuesday after the city was covered in a grey smoke cloud as a result of the devastating wildfires raging throughout the western United States and Canada.

According to numerous news outlets, New York state’s environmental protection services issued the air quality alert because fine particulate matter levels are projected to increase beyond 35 micrograms per cubic metre of air.

In New York, the fine particulate matter air quality index (AQI) hit 170 on Tuesday. Even healthy people should avoid this since it is nine times higher than the World Health Organization’s recommended exposure levels. The AQI reached 172 in the state of Pennsylvania. Several cities in the northeast, such as Boston and Hartford, Connecticut, recorded temperatures exceeding 150.

Hundreds of new flames have erupted throughout western and central Canada. There were 86 out-of-control fires in British Columbia alone on Tuesday, prompting officials to proclaim a state of emergency there.

More than 2,000 people have been evacuated in the province of Ontario in recent days as experts worry that the flames could spread farther.

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