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Air Quality Alert

NYZ039>041-043-047>054-058>061-082-084-290300-
SOUTHERN FULTON-MONTGOMERY-NORTHERN SARATOGA-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
SCHOHARIE-WESTERN SCHENECTADY-EASTERN SCHENECTADY-SOUTHERN SARATOGA-
WESTERN ALBANY-EASTERN ALBANY-WESTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN RENSSELAER-
WESTERN GREENE-EASTERN GREENE-WESTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN COLUMBIA-
NORTHERN FULTON-SOUTHERN WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GLOVERSVILLE...JOHNSTOWN...AMSTERDAM...
SARATOGA LAKE...SARATOGA SPRINGS...HULETTS LANDING...WHITEHALL...
GRANVILLE...COBLESKILL...BREAKABEEN...GILBOA...LIVINGSTONVILLE...
MIDDLEBURGH...NORTH BLENHEIM...JEFFERSON...MARIAVILLE...DELANSON...
DUANESBURG...SCHENECTADY...ROTTERDAM...BURNT HILLS...BALLSTON SPA...
MECHANICVILLE...CLIFTON PARK...WATERFORD...WESTERLO...ALTAMONT...
BERNE...KNOX...PRESTON HOLLOW...ALBANY...TROY...BERLIN...
EAGLE BRIDGE...HOOSICK FALLS...STEPHENTOWN...HUNTER...TANNERSVILLE...
WINDHAM...PRATTSVILLE...CATSKILL...COXSACKIE...ATHENS...CAIRO...
JEFFERSON HEIGHTS...HUDSON...NEW LEBANON...CAROGA LAKE...
HUDSON FALLS...FORT EDWARD...CAMBRIDGE...GREENWICH...MIDDLE FALLS...
NORTH EASTON
532 PM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION HAS
ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

COLUMBIA...GREENE...SCHOHARIE...ALBANY...RENSSELAER...SARATOGA...
SCHENECTADY...WASHINGTON...FULTON AND MONTGOMERY.

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.

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