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"Dense Fog Advisory" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 11 am EST this morning... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory, which is in effect until 11 am EST this morning. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less. * Timing...until 11 a.M. * Impacts...hazardous driving conditions due to reduce visibility. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your low beam headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. 12 , "Special Statement" ...Areas of dense fog tonight... South winds continue to transport unusually mild and moist air north across the area as high pressure moves out to sea. Areas of fog will continue developing and become locally dense, restricting visibilities to 1/4 mile or less mainly from New York City north and east across southern Connecticut and Long Island. This fog is forecast to persist through Saturday morning. Motorists should be alert while driving into rapidly reduced visibilities. Remember to slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. Gc 955 PM EST Fri Feb 24 2017 ...Areas of dense fog tonight... South winds continue to transport unusually mild and moist air north across the area as high pressure moves out to sea. Areas of fog will continue developing and become locally dense, restricting visibilities to 1/4 mile or less mainly from New York City north and east across southern Connecticut and Long Island. This fog is forecast to persist through Saturday morning. Motorists should be alert while driving into rapidly reduced visibilities. Remember to slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. Gc -- Saturday Feb.25 17,01:36 AM

Suffolk County Warns Residents of the Dangers of Powdered Caffeine

An Ohio teenager died in July after consuming powdered caffeine.

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Mount Sinai, NY - August 14, 2014 - Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and the Suffolk County Department of Health would like to inform residents of the dangers associated with powdered caffeine, as recently indicated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 
 
Following the death of an Ohio teenager in July, the FDA has issued warnings about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, particularly powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags via the internet. The administration recommends avoiding these products. These products are essentially 100 percent caffeine and a single teaspoon of pure caffeine is roughly equivalent to the amount of caffeine found in 25 cups of coffee.
 
“Pure caffeine is a very powerful stimulant and even small amounts may cause an accidental overdose,” said Legislator Anker. “Teenagers and Young Adults may be drawn to powdered caffeine for its promised results, but in reality it is very dangerous to their health.”
 
Symptoms of caffeine overdose can include rapid or dangerously erratic heartbeat, seizures and death. Vomiting, diarrhea, stupor and disorientation are also symptoms of caffeine toxicity. These symptoms are likely to be much more severe than those resulting from drinking too much coffee, tea or other caffeinated beverages and individuals with pre-existing heart conditions should refrain from using caffeine. 
 

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