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Although the air quality in Montreal is getting better, there are still concerns.

Abdur Rahman Khan

The air quality has dramatically improved in Montreal compared to Sunday when the city was listed as having the worst air quality in the world, according to an index on the subject that was published by IQAir.

According to an IQAir index on the topic, Montreal’s air quality has significantly improved since Sunday, when the city was ranked as having the worst air quality in the world.

As the winds changed, a thick layer of smoke was blown to the south from the unprecedented forest fires that are still burning in northern Quebec.

City officials shut down numerous pools, playgrounds, and splash pads throughout the day on Sunday and Monday due to the haze.

Wellbeing specialists say delayed openness to the fine particles in the smoky air can represent a wellbeing risk for certain individuals.

According to Dr. David Kaiser of Montreal Public Health, who spoke with Global News, “When we’re in those really high levels, I think people are going to start to have to develop that reflex and say, “No, I feel fine but if I go for that jog, my lungs are loaded with particles and it was a bad idea,”

Global News talked to some people who didn’t do much outside.

I won’t play for an entire hour. I will do a half hour,” Ryan Hurst, a Montreal-West occupant advised Worldwide News before playing tennis.

According to meteorologists, the extreme weather brought on by climate change may lead to more forest fires in the future, which would result in more days with poor air quality.

According to Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist at Environment Canada, “The warming temperatures are going up, as well as the patterns of precipitation are changing, and that can lead to devastating climate events like wildfires.”

Health professionals are reminding people to reduce their time spent outside and to remain aware when the air quality significantly worsens.

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