GNWT HSS

Air Quality - Forest Fire Smoke

In summer, forest fires can occur in the NWT.  Forest fire smoke affects people differently.  This is based on how long a person was exposed to smoke, their age and health.  The Department of Health and Social Services has prepared a fact sheet on how forest fire smoke affects health:

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has more information on forest fires in the NWT.  Visit these websites: