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The purpose of this webpage is to assess your awareness of the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI), your preference in receiving the AQHI information, and your willingness to use the AQHI forecast. We would also like to understand whether the AQHI information will encourage you to make environmentally conscience lifestyle choices.

The Air Quality Health Index and Asthma Digital Stories







AQHI Information for Runners

As a runner, you face a particular challenge. During exercise, you breathe deeper and faster, which leads to more air pollution entering your lungs. This can trigger asthma symptoms. Join Team Asthma to be a part of our community of people with asthma, or people with a connect to asthma who are leading healthy active lives. asthma.ca/teamasthma.

View our new AQHI postcard for people exercising outdoors.

Useful AQHI Links
Having a Bad Air Day? Don't Let it Slow you Down

The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is an online tool that helps those with asthma identify when the air quality is at a safe level to participate in outdoor activities. High AQHI readings (7-10) can cause increased asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and the need for increased inhaler use.

Plan your outdoor activities by checking the AQHI to minimize health risks - it's as easy as checking the weather! To check the AQHI visit airhealth.ca

Learn more about the importance of the AQHI for people with asthma by downloading these new resources:

Air Quality Health Index & Asthma
Fact Sheet: English / French
Post Card: English / French

The AQHI helps to protect our health, and also serves as a reminder of the need to protect our environment.

Because cars, trucks and coal-fired power plants are major sources of air pollution, reducing energy use can reduce the number of high AQHI days. The “20/20 The Way to Clean Air” Campaign is designed to help individuals reduce both home energy use and vehicle use by 20 per cent. To order a free 20/20 Planner with a step-by-step action plan to reduce your energy use call 1-866-583-2020 or visit http://www.toronto.ca/health/airquality//2020.

中文信息 Information Available in Chinese


空氣質素 健康指數
Air Quality Health Index Brochure in Chinese > >


重新認識空氣質素
Air Quality Health Index Postcard in Chinese > >


20/20 在道路上節能的建議
20/20 Vehicle Use Reduction Tip Card in Chinese > >


20/20 家居節能建議
20/20 Home Energy Use Reduction Tip Card in Chinese > >


請点击这里收听加拿大中文电台空氣質素健康指数信息
Listen to more information about the Air Quality Health Index, please click here > >

AQHI Survey for Chinese residents
Click here to take survey > >


Information Available in Tamil

 


Air Quality Health Index Brochure in Tamil > >


Air Quality Health Index Postcard in Tami > >

20/20 Home Energy Use Reduction Tip Card in Tami > >

20/20 Vehicle Use Reduction Tip Card in Tamil > >

AQHI Survey for Tamil residents
Click here to take survey > >

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