Poor air quality caused by wildfires in Quebec is expected to continue at least through Wednesday night, the National Weather Service said Tuesday night. Widespread haze has spread across the eastern part of the US.
The state said the air quality index for Long Island on Wednesday would be “unhealthy for sensitive groups.”
Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald said, “Given the heightened air pollution levels we are seeing across much of the state, the New York State Department of Health recommends that New Yorkers limit strenuous outdoor activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who are especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants, including the very young and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as heart disease or asthma, should avoid spending time outdoors, if possible. Those who experience symptoms or have symptoms that worsen should consider consulting their personal physician.”
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NBC-TV reported that “New York City ranked second and Detroit third among major cities for the worst air quality worldwide around 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to IQAir, a Swiss air monitoring company.”
Hell on Earth | Updated 48-hour “smoke” forecast through Thursday evening. No improvement.
Until these 🇨🇦🔥fires are put out, clouds of smoke will billow southward and then counterclockwise around a low-pressure system over the Northeast.
NYC could be blanketed in even… pic.twitter.com/UDe9SWZboR
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) June 7, 2023