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  • Air Quality Alert for Albany County, New York
  • Air Quality Alert issued August 04 at 5:30AM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11 p.m.
  • ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM EDT
    THIS EVENING...
    THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION HAS
    ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE FOLLOWING
    COUNTIES...
    DUTCHESS...ULSTER...COLUMBIA...GREENE...SCHOHARIE...ALBANY...
    RENSSELAER...SARATOGA...SCHENECTADY...WASHINGTON...FULTON...
    AND MONTGOMERY.
    AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER THAN
    AN AIR QUALITY INDEX VALUE OF 100 FOR THE POLLUTANT OF OZONE.
    THE AIR QUALITY INDEX...OR AQI...WAS CREATED AS AN EASY WAY TO
    CORRELATE LEVELS OF DIFFERENT POLLUTANTS TO ONE SCALE. THE HIGHER
    THE AQI VALUE...THE GREATER THE HEALTH CONCERN.
    WHEN POLLUTION LEVELS ARE ELEVATED...THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT
    OF HEALTH RECOMMENDS THAT INDIVIDUALS CONSIDER LIMITING STRENUOUS
    OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ADVERSE HEALTH
    EFFECTS. PEOPLE WHO MAY BE ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO THE EFFECTS OF
    ELEVATED LEVELS OF POLLUTANTS INCLUDE THE VERY YOUNG...AND THOSE
    WITH PRE EXISTING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SUCH AS ASTHMA OR HEART
    DISEASE. THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS SHOULD CONSIDER CONSULTING THEIR
    PERSONAL PHYSICIAN.
    A TOLL FREE AIR QUALITY HOTLINE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SO NEW YORK
    RESIDENTS CAN STAY INFORMED ON THE AIR QUALITY SITUATION.
    THE TOLL FREE NUMBER IS: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5.