Stay indoors if you can and avoid strenuous activity.
That’s the word from Interior Health’s Medical Health Officer as we’re stuck with all this wildfire smoke for at least a few more days.
Grand Forks especially is at a very high health risk rating.
The air quality index goes from 1 to 10 and it has been up to 16.
But the rest of the West Kootenay is also at a high risk.
Dr. Kamran Golmohammadi says the smoke isn’t lethal but it’s a concern.
He says there is no evidence to suggest walking around with a face mask on will be helpful.