Sunday, June 26, 2016

Air Quality Alert in effect today...





Event:Air Quality Alert
Alert:
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 11 PM 
SUNDAY... 
 
THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION HAS 
ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE FOLLOWING 
COUNTIES... 
RICHMOND...KINGS...QUEENS...NEW YORK...BRONX...WESCHESTER... 
ROCKLAND...ORANGE...PUTNAM. 
AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER 
THAN AN AIR QUALITY INDEX VALUE OF 100 FOR THE POLLUTANT OF OZONE. 
THE AIR QUALITY INDEX...OR AQI...WAS CREATED AS AN EASY WAY TO 
CORRELATE LEVELS OF DIFFERENT POLLUTANTS TO ONE SCALE. THE HIGHER 
THE AQI VALUE, THE GREATER THE HEALTH CONCERN.
 
WHEN POLLUTION LEVELS ARE ELEVATED...THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
HEALTH RECOMMENDS THAT INDIVIDUALS CONSIDER LIMITING STRENUOUS OUTDOOR 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS.  PEOPLE 
WHO MAY BE ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO THE EFFECTS OF ELEVATED LEVELS OF 
POLLUTANTS INCLUDE THE VERY YOUNG, AND THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING RESPIRATORY 
PROBLEMS SUCH AS ASTHMA OR HEART DISEASE. THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS SHOULD CONSIDER 
CONSULTING THEIR PERSONAL PHYSICIAN.
 
A TOLL FREE AIR QUALITY HOTLINE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SO NEW YORK 
RESIDENTS CAN STAY INFORMED ON THE AIR QUALITY SITUATION. 
THE TOLL FREE NUMBER IS: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.


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