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  • Air Quality Alert for New York (Manhattan) County, New York
  • Air Quality Alert issued July 29 at 12:18AM EDT until July 30 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:18 a.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8 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...
    RICHMOND...KINGS...QUEENS...NEW YORK...BRONX...WESTCHESTER...
    ROCKLAND...NASSAU...SUFFOLK...ORANGE...PUTNAM.
    IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING.
    AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER THAN
    AN AIR QUALITY INDEX VALUE OF 100 FOR THE POLLUTANT OF GROUND LEVEL
    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.