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What are the levels?

posted on 9:30 AM, June 7, 2016

Levels of PM2.5 in Kamloops (2011-2013) were 8.2 micrograms (µg)/m3 as the annual average and 20 micrograms (µg)/m3 as the maximum in a 24-hour period. Short-term peaks are often seen during summers with high forest fire activity, notably in 2003 and 2015.

Guidelines for PM2.5 from the Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards for the BC Southern Interior zone (2013) are a maximum of 10 micrograms (µg)/m3 as an annual average, and 28 micrograms (µg)/m3 as the maximum in a 24-hour period.

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The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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