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Special air quality statement in effect

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for parts of Ontario, including for Huron and Perth counties, due to the possibility of deteriorating air quality.

High levels of air pollution are expected today. Hot and sunny conditions are expected to cause increasing ground-level ozone concentrations in the area.

Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

If you are experiencing symptoms, consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous outdoor activities until the special air quality statement is lifted.

Similar conditions may persist into Monday.
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