Government of New Brunswick
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  • Overview

    This department provides New Brunswickers with a toll-free number to check the AQHI on a regular basis to find out how they can best be protected from air pollution.

    Eligibility

    Any individual wishing to check the AQHI may call the information line.

    Description

    In order to help New Brunswickers understand how the air quality can affect their health, this department has worked with the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government, Environment Canada and Health Canada along with other partners such as the NB Lung Association to introduce the Air Quality Health Index in Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton.

    The AQHI is a simple scale of 1 to 10+ that measures the health risk associated with local air quality conditions. It helps individuals make decisions to protect their health by providing information on the level of risk associated with pollution levels. The AQHI provides different messages to those who are more sensitive to air pollution than the general population.

    By knowing the AQHI, individuals can plan and enjoy outdoor activities at times when the health risk is low. The higher the value, the greater the health risk and the need to take precautions.

    The Air Quality Health Index Information Line toll-free number is 1-888-484-2744.

    Contact Email Location
    Fredericton