Ozone Alert for Monday

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

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

If you would like to be notified when daily air quality reaches a level of your choice, you can sign up for Enviroflash at enviroflash.info.

 

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