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  • Air Quality Alert for Eastern Ulster County, New York
  • Air Quality Alert issued September 11 at 10:04AM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11 p.m.
  • ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 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.
    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.