Hazardous air quality across US due to Canadian wildfires


Smoke from wildfires burning in Canada is drifting into the United States, causing hazardous air quality conditions in many parts of the country.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued air quality alerts for much of the eastern United States, warning that the smoke can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis.



People with respiratory problems are being urged to stay indoors and avoid strenuous activity.

The wildfires in Canada are the result of a combination of factors, including hot, dry weather and high winds.



The wildfires are expected to continue burning for several days, and the smoke is expected to continue drifting into the United States.

The smoke is causing hazy skies and poor visibility in many areas.



The smoke is also causing problems for air traffic, with some flights being delayed or cancelled.

The smoke is having a negative impact on public health, with hospitals reporting an increase in patients with respiratory problems.



The smoke is also having a negative impact on the environment, with air quality monitors reporting record-breaking levels of pollution.

The government is working to address the problem, but it is a complex issue with no easy solutions.