Heat, Ozone Warnings Tuesday and Wednesday

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued an ozone health advisory for Tuesday for the  Long Island region.

And the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., for Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the low 90s with heat index values up to 102 degrees.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken advises that all residents, especially young children, seniors, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart problems, limit strenuous outdoor activity.

Ozone levels are often elevated after noon through early evening on hot, sunny days.

Air Quality Forecasts are available on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website athttp://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/aqi/aqi_forecast.cfm

Information about ozone and health is available on the New York State Department of Health website:

http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/air/ozone.htm

 

 

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