State Issues Ozone Health Advisory

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone health advisory for Friday for Long Island and New York City.

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, to 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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