Air Quality Tips for Caregivers
Health & Safety

Air Quality Tips for Caregivers

by Martha Scully

Our staff at CanadianNanny were just discussing how our cars are covered in soot and one of our Customer Service staff has some very sore looking eyes. As most of us know, there is a blanket of smoke from the prairies to the very West coast of BC.

We worry the most for the seniors and children with the air quality. The smallest particles within the smoke make up the unhealthiest material. These are the ones that go deeper into the lungs. Small particles trigger coughing and make it harder to breathe.

Here are some quick tips our team has researched to help:

  • Stay inside as much as possible.
  • Don’t smoke, or use gas stoves or even light candles.
  • Try not to fry or broil foods inside
  • Drink lots of water
  • Be alert to Public Service Announcements.
  • What makes things tougher for our nannies is most areas have water bans on. So kids running through sprinklers is not a possibility. Take the kids to indoor pools and splash pads.

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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.