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Toronto Air Quality Rated The Worst In The World

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During a Code Red Air Quality Alert, it is important to take measures to protect yourself from the potentially harmful effects of poor air quality. Here are some tips to help you stay safe:

  1. Stay Informed: Stay updated on air quality conditions by monitoring local news, weather reports, or official air quality websites. Pay attention to any alerts or advisories issued by authorities.
  2. Limit Outdoor Activities: Minimize your time spent outdoors, especially during the times of the day when air pollution levels are typically higher, such as midday and afternoon. If possible, reschedule or avoid strenuous outdoor activities altogether.
  3. Create a Safe Indoor Environment: Keep windows and doors closed to prevent outdoor pollutants from entering your home. Use air purifiers or filters to improve indoor air quality. Avoid using products that can release pollutants into the air, such as tobacco, candles, or certain cleaning agents.
  4. Use Masks or Respirators: If you must go outside during a Code Red alert, consider wearing a mask or respirator specifically designed for filtering air pollutants. Look for masks labeled as N95 or N99, as they can provide effective protection against particulate matter.
  5. Seek Air-Conditioned Environments: If you do not have air conditioning at home, try to spend time in air-conditioned public places, such as shopping malls, libraries, or community centers. These spaces often have better air filtration systems.
  6. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Staying hydrated can help your body deal with any potential respiratory discomfort caused by poor air quality.

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