The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is continuing its air quality health advisory for today, Tuesday July 21, 2020 for the Long Island Region (Nassau and Suffolk Counties).
July 20, 2020
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today issued an air quality health advisory for Monday, July 2020 for Long Island. 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 New York State 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:http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/air/ozone.htm