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Toolkit contains information, resources and multi-media tools to help you launch an AQHI campaign in your community.
The Air Quality Health Index is a national health-based index to help individuals protect their health, and the health of people in their care from poor air quality. The new index was developed by Federal and Provincial governments in consultation with health professional to communicate the health risk posed by local air pollution conditions.
This tool is designed to help you make decisions to protect your health by limiting short-term exposure to air pollution and adjusting your activity levels during increased levels of air pollution. It also helps you understand your response to different pollution levels to help you plan and enjoy outdoor physical activities at times when health risks are low.
This index pays particular attention to people who are sensitive to air pollution and provides them with advice on how to protect their health during air quality levels associated with low, moderate, high and very high health risks. Find out if you are at risk.
The AQHI communicates four primary things:
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The AQHI is measured on a scale ranging from 1-10+. The AQHI index values are also grouped into health risk categories as shown below. These categories help you to easily and quickly identify your level of risk.
More information on the scale and the AQHI categories .
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For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .