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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening... 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...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening. 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. 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. 1014 am EDT Tue Sep 2 2014 ...Air quality alert in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening... 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...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening. 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. 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. -- Tuesday Sep.02 14,04:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Maintaining your health is something that is important to everyone, and with the medical advances that are made, it seems as though there are new ways to improve your health & wellness each and every day. Long Island Health & Wellness articles will give you the scoop on the important health issues you'll want to know about, as well as topics of specific interest to Long Islanders.

Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For New York State

Ozone Advisory in Effect for the New York City Metro and Long Island Regions.

New Study Could Help Train Your Brain to Prefer Healthy Food Over “Junk”

A recently published study shows promise for methods used undo conditioned preference for unhealthy foods and increase enjoyment of healthier options.

Suffolk County SPCA Offers Hot Weather Tips for Your Pet

The Suffolk County SPCA has released the following tips.

Joan Rivers Stops Breathing during Surgery, Rushed to NYC Hospital

Long-time comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to a hospital this morning after she stopped breathing during a minor surgery.

Blydenburgh and Gardiner County Parks Advised to Suspend Nighttime Activities

Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus.

HP Recalls 6 Million Notebook Computer Power Cords, Fire and Burn Risks

HP and Compaq notebook and mini-notebook computer users beware of this latest recall concerning fire and burn risks.

Avoiding the Freshman 15: Ways to Stay Health Conscious at School

Don't let the dreaded Freshman 15 sneak up on you while you're away at school. There are plenty of ways to exercise and stay healthy in college.

Schumer: DEA Has Completed Final Step to Tighten Control of Hydrocodone, Among Most Highly Abused & Widely Prescribed Drugs in NY

DEA Has Approved Final Rule & Will Start Enforcing Tighter Controls on the Prescription of Hydrocodone Within 45 Days

AG Schneiderman Announces Funding to Equip SUNY Campus Police With Life-Saving Heroin Antidote

Schneiderman: Making Naloxone Available to Campus Police Could Save Students’ Lives and Give Them a Second Chance

Update: Mosquito Spraying in Amityville, Copiague and Lindenhurst Cancelled

Technical issues have forced the cancellation of scheduled pesticide spraying.

Purr-fect Idea for All Pets: August 22nd is Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

Many homes have cats and other pets, and part of loving these pets is taking them to the veterinarian for a check-up and for shots. So, check out all the places to take your pets for a ...

Indian Cuisine and Cooking 101

Never given Indian food a chance before? Here’s a little information to entice those taste buds.

What the Ice Bucket Challenge is Actually Doing for ALS

The social media craze has raised millions for ALS research.

Instant Noodles Satisfy the Hungry Stomach but Study Reveals Health Implications to the Heart

A new study reveals how consuming instant noodles may be hurting the heart, especially in women.

Suffolk County Warns Residents of the Dangers of Powdered Caffeine

An Ohio teenager died in July after consuming powdered caffeine.

Increasing Cases of Meat Allergy Triggered by Tick Bite

Watch out for those blood-sucking ticks, especially the Lone Star tick! One bit may trigger meat allergy.

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 66 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

Runoff from intense rainfall has increased bacterial levels in numerous beaches.

Foul Floodwater: What To Do After A Flood

With the aftermath of yesterday’s heavy rainfall, now more than ever, it is imperative to know what to do after a flood occurs.
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