The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
has issued an ozone health advisory for the Long Island region. Suffolk County Health
Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken advises that young
children, the elderly, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor
work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart problems, limit
strenuous outdoor activity. Ozone levels are often elevated after noon through
early evening on hot, sunny days.
Air Quality Forecasts are available on the New York State Department
of Environmental Conservation website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/aqi/aqi_forecast.cfm
Information about ozone and health is available on the New
York State Department of Health website: http://www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/outdoors/air/ozone.htm
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