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Air Quality Health Advisory for Saturday May 21, 2022

  • 20 May 2022
  • Author: Gioia Knutson
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                                  Air Quality Health Advisory for Saturday May 21, 2022

                                         

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an air quality

 health advisory for Saturday, May 21, 2022 for Long Island Region

(Nassau and Suffolk Counties), and Metropolitan New York City Region

(includes NYC boroughs, Rockland and Westchester Counties).

The pollutant of concern is ozone.

 

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott advises that all residents, especially young children, seniors, 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 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 at:

http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/air/ozone.htm

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