State Issues Air Quality Warning for Sunday

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued an air quality health advisory for Sunday  for Long Island and  the New York City area because of expected high rates of ozone pollution.

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott 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 at http://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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