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  • Air Quality Alert for Putnam County, New York
  • Air Quality Alert issued August 21 at 9:46AM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 9:46 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, August 21, 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...
    SUFFOLK...NASSAU...RICHMOND...KINGS...QUEENS...NEW YORK...BRONX...
    WESTCHESTER...ROCKLAND
    IN EFFECT UNTIL 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.