Chicago braces as another Unhealthy Air Quality Alert Issued


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Chicago, IL — A blanket of smoke from Canadian wildfires has once again enveloped the Chicago area, posing serious health concerns for its residents Tuesday.

The air quality index (AQI) reached a hazardous level of 150 in the unhealthy orange zone, according to, raising alarms among local authorities and health officials. As the smoke-filled skies continue to shroud the city, the AQI serves as a grim reminder of the potential dangers that come with breathing in such hazardous air. For those with heart or lung disease, older adults, children, and teens, the risks are particularly severe.

Health experts advise this vulnerable group to take precautionary measures, including opting for less strenuous activities to avoid overexertion. Simple adjustments like walking instead of running can significantly reduce the amount of inhaled pollutants. Additionally, it is recommended to limit outdoor activities and choose times when the air quality improves for any outdoor endeavors.


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