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  • Air Quality Alert for Seneca County, New York
  • Air Quality Alert issued July 17 at 2:49PM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 2:49 p.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11 p.m.
  • ...AIR QUALITY ALERT CONTINUES IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS
    EVENING...
    THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
    CONTINUES THE AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE FOLLOWING
    COUNTIES...
    SULLIVAN...DELAWARE...OTSEGO...BROOME...CHENANGO...MADISON...
    ONEIDA...TIOGA...CORTLAND...ONONDAGA...CHEMUNG...TOMPKINS...CAYUGA...
    SENECA...STEUBEN...SCHUYLER...YATES.
    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.