On average, Canadians spend 90 percent of their time indoors. For this reason, our indoor air quality is an important health concern.
Everyone's health can be affected by indoor air quality problems. People with asthma, allergies or lung disease can be greatly affected by poor indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can affect development in children and has been linked to lung disease later in life.
You can find specific information about the current outdoor air quality, potential risks and information about the Air Quality Health Index thanks to Environment Canada through this link: http://www.ec.gc.ca/cas-aqhi/.
Environment Canada: Air Pollutant Emissions Data by Pollutant by Province
Environment Canada: National Air Pollutant Emissions