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Toronto's Air Quality Is So Bad RN It Made A List Of The 5 Worst Cities In The World

Environment Canada has even put out a special air quality statement.

Toronto Associate Editor

Smoke continues to affect Ontario's skies, and it's taking a serious toll on the air quality in Toronto.

The latest live rankings from IQAir reveal Toronto is in the top five worst cities at the time of publishing this article. As of Monday morning, the 6ix actually came in at fourth place following Delhi in India, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and Krasnoyarsk in Russia.

The next Canadian city to appear on the list is Vancouver, which barely cracks the top 100 list at 89th place. IQAir is a global organization that provides real-time air quality information and is working to bring awareness to air pollution throughout the world.

Environment Canada issued special air quality statements for several cities and regions across Ontario on Monday, including Toronto.

"High levels of air pollution due to smoke from forest fires are possible today. Smoke plumes may move over southern Ontario from forest fires in northwestern Ontario. Air quality may deteriorate if the smoke descends to ground level," Environment Canada reports.

Environment Canada advises taking extra precautions to reduce your exposure to wildfire smoke, as this smoke contains several chemicals that can be harmful to your health. Symptoms include throat irritation, headaches, shortness of breath, or increased coughing — children, seniors, and anyone with lung or cardiovascular disease are especially at risk.

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