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Are You Concerned about Summer Air Quality?

Last month, fires in Alberta clouded skies and reduced air quality. Now wildfires are burning across B.C. and raging across the continent.

While increased ventilation from open windows in the summer months may lead to fewer concerns about COVID-19, the inverse concern is outdoor air quality.

Last month, we shared a story about a DIY project right in our office constructing Corsi-Rosenthal boxes to help with air filtration. Research is showing that DIY air filters like these could drastically slash the risk of COVID-19 infection and reduce the impact of wildfire smoke.

With the short- and long-term health implications of wildfire smoke gaining public awareness, and continuing COVID concerns in the midst, we want to ask:

Are you concerned about summer air quality?

* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.

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Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.

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