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Live news: Air quality in US Midwest declines as Canadian wildfire haze lingers

Chicago sits underneath hazy skies © AFP through Getty Pictures

Haze from Canadian wildfires enveloped the US Midwest on Wednesday, inserting three main metropolitan areas amongst these with the worst air high quality globally.

Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis had the second-, third-, and fourth-worst air high quality worldwide, respectively, on Wednesday, topped solely by Dubai, in keeping with IQAir.

Chicago has had “unhealthy” air, as measured by the air high quality index, since Monday, and town had the worst air high quality on the planet on Tuesday. The Illinois Environmental Safety Company issued an air high quality alert by way of midnight on Thursday.

The smoke was additionally affecting the US east coast, with Washington having the eighth-worst air high quality on the planet. The New York Division of State issued an air high quality advisory for a number of counties, together with all of New York Metropolis, for Wednesday.