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  • Air Quality Alert for Kings (Brooklyn) County, New York
  • Air Quality Alert issued August 17 at 11:50PM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 11:50 p.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.
  • ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT TUESDAY...
    THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION HAS
    ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
    RICHMOND...KINGS...QUEENS...NEW YORK...BRONX...WESTCHESTER...ROCKLAND...
    ORANGE AND PUTNAM
    IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT TUESDAY.
    AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER THAN
    AN AIR QUALITY INDEX VALUE OF 100 FOR THE POLLUTANT OF GROUND LEVEL
    OZONE AND FINE PARTICULATES. 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.