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PHU Puts Out Tips To Prevent Smoke Exposure

Due to the recent forest fires the Porcupine Health Unit is helping people protect themselves from smoke exposure.

The PHU says limiting smoke exposure should be a top priority for people who have heart or lung disease, the elderly, children and also pregnant women living in the Kapuskasing and surrounding area.

The health unit says to reduce the effects of wildfire smoke people should limit their time spent outdoors, as well as when indoors close windows and use air conditioning or fans if available and drink plenty of water.

They also say to avoid indoor pollutants such as smoking indoors, heating with wood, frying or boiling foods, burning candles and using paints or adhesives.

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PHU also says those with lung or heart conditions should seek medical attention should the following symptoms occur; repeated coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chest tightness or pain, nausea or unusual fatigue and light-headedness.

For further information on tips you can go here.

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