A warning has been issued to motorists in Alberta and B.C. about aluminum foil warning labels that some drivers may think will be effective.
The warnings, issued by Alberta Environment, were issued on Tuesday.
The Alberta Environmental Department said aluminum foil is an effective, but potentially dangerous, warning material.
It is also considered an unsafe material because of its tendency to melt or burn and can cause injury.
Aluminum is a metal that is used in construction materials, including construction materials such as construction insulation, electrical, and heating systems.
It also is used to protect against electrical and mechanical failures.
“In this particular case, we have to say that the aluminum foil in this particular situation may be the best thing that could happen, but it is still potentially dangerous,” said Environment Canada spokeswoman Amy Fournier.
“We have to be very careful that we are not being overly aggressive or too quick to take action on the risk of aluminum foil,” she added.
Families in the B.c. area have been urged to get their kids to avoid using aluminum foil, and to get them to stay away from aluminum foil on roads.
Fourniers said aluminum is considered an approved building material in B.ca and that aluminum foil can be used in a variety of applications, including in air conditioners and in homes.
“If you have kids, make sure that they’re in a safe place to go,” she said.
“Make sure that you have them at the wheel in an automobile and at home.”