Edmonton area receives alert about poor air quality due to stagnant weather system

Due to the stagnant weather patterns that are allowing pollution to accumulate near the earth's surface

For the previous few days, according to Global Edmonton's top meteorologist Jesse Beyer

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a special air quality statement for Edmonton 

The counties of Parkland, Leduc, Strathcona, Lac Ste. Anne, Sturgeon, Yellowhead, Beaver, Camrose,

The worst air quality is anticipated to last through Tuesday night and into Monday evening

On a scale of 1 to 10, Alberta Health calculates the air quality health index (AQHI), with higher numbers