Air Quality Alert
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000 AEUS71 KOKX 281940 AQAOKX AIR QUALITY ALERT RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 340 PM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016 NYZ078>081-177-179-300300- NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK- SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN NASSAU- 340 PM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016 ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM WEDNESDAY TO 11 PM WEDNESDAY... 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 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. $$ CTZ010>012-300300- SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON- 340 PM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016 ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM WEDNESDAY UNTIL 11 PM WEDNESDAY... THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES... SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN...SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX AND SOUTHERN NEW LONDON. AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT OZONE WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS FOR THE MOST SENSITIVE GROUPS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.CT.GOV/DEEP/AQI $$ MALOIT

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