Recent Air Quality Data in Golden February 3 to 9, 2017

Recent Air Quality Data in Golden February 3 to 9, 2017

Last week the cold weather continued and many of us in Golden were keeping our wood stoves stoked up to keep warm. Unfortunately, excessive smoke affected air quality. The monitoring station at the hospital registered levels of fine particulates that were well above provincial objectives on four days last week. This presents a hazard to the health of residents, especially […]

Dust Advisories Issued for Golden

Dust Advisories Issued for Golden

(February 26th 2016 – Kamloops) The Ministry of Environment has continued a Dust Advisory issued Tuesday February 23, 2016 for Golden because of high concentrations of dust that are expected to persist until there is a change in weather conditions. The Ministry recommends that residents avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Staying indoors with windows and doors closed helps to reduce exposure. […]

Recent Golden Air Quality Readings

Recent Golden Air Quality Readings

Golden Air Quality This Past Week   This week we are reporting the PM10 data. This is a combination of the finer particles from burning and coarser particles like road dust. The objective for PM10 is to keep it below 50 micrograms per cubic meter. On Friday, the evening traffic on dry roads really started to kick up the fine […]

Wood Stoves and Your Health

The BC Lung Association provides information about the health effects of heating with wood. Especially if we let our wood stoves smoke and smoulder, the air pollution created can harm us inside our homes and harm others in the neighbourhood. Residential wood smoke is caused by homeowners when they burn wood through fireplaces, wood stoves, chimneys or wood boilers (hydronic […]