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Air Quality Alert

Status

Issued Expired

Start Time

Fri 08/10/2018 10:41 AM EDT

End Time

Sat 08/11/2018 10:45 AM EDT

Impacts

Informational

Full Alert Message

Air Quality Alert Relayed by National Weather Service New York NY 1041 AM EDT Fri Aug 10 2018 NYZ078>081-177-179-111445- Northwestern Suffolk-Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk- Southeastern Suffolk-Northern Nassau-Southern Nassau- 1041 AM EDT Fri Aug 10 2018 ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM Friday TO 11 PM Friday... The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for 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. For additional information, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website at, https://on.ny.gov/nyaqi, or call the Air Quality Hotline at 800-535-1345.