Iqaluit air pollution from dumpcano below limits: GN
Occasional spikes in pollutants relatively short but could affect vulnerable people
The Government of Nunavut says so far results of air pollution tests in Iqaluit have been below limits and occasional spikes in the amount of pollution have been short.
The government released the first results Friday from air monitoring stations set up June 14 amid concerns of the health effects of smoke from the ongoing dump fire.
It says the 24-hour average air pollution concentrations measured by equipment set up at the Four Corners intersection and at the airport were low, and below established limits.
It says occasional spikes in air pollution have been relatively short, but could have an impact on people with heart and lung disease, the elderly, children, and women who are pregnant. It recommends these people stay indoors when the dump smoke is blowing in their direction.
The government says it will show results from other monitoring sites, including those in Apex and Tundra Valley, soon.