The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued an air quality health advisory for Thursday July 15, 2021 for the Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties) and Metropolitan New Your City Region. 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: ttp://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/air/ozone.htm