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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... weschester...Rockland. In effect until 11 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. 403 PM EDT Wed Sep 2 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... weschester...Rockland. In effect until 11 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. -- Thursday Sep.03 15,09:48 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.

Suffolk Community College Celebrates Tobacco Free Campuses

All Suffolk County Community College campuses are now tobacco free.

Suffolk County Pesiticide Notification for September 1 & 2

If weather permits, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.

Governor Cuomo Announces $3.75 Million Federal Grant to Enhance Treatment and Prevention of Stroke

Governor Cuomo announced that New York State has been awarded a $3.75 million grant, over five years, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to enhance the treatment and prevention of stroke.

CDC: America’s Schools Make Positive Changes to Create Healthier School Meals

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according to data published today in the Centers for ...

Nassau-Suffolk Animal Hospital Reports High Prevalence of Heartworm and Lyme disease in Nassau County

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) has released its annual parasite forecasts.

Crab Meadow Beach in the Town of Huntington Reopens

Crab Meadow Beach in Northport is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

Free Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Seminars Offered In September And October

o help save lives and further combat the Heroin epidemic, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced free Overdose Prevention Seminars offered to residents in September and October.

Health Officials Warn of Cyanobacteria Bloom on Little Fresh Pond in Southampton

Researchers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) have confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) at Little Fresh Pond, in the Town of Southampton.

Nineteen Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that nineteen mosquito samples and two birds have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Governor Cuomo Announces $17.2 Million to Bolster Biomedical Research in New York State

Governor Cuomo announced $17.2 million in state awards to 26 academic medical institutions for the training of new clinical researchers working on cutting-edge biomedical research.

Leg. Lindsay III Tours Updated Facility for Mental Health Program

Recently, Skills Unlimited, an affiliate of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) hosted Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay III to their newly updated Mental Health SUCCESS PROS facility.

Statement from Governor Cuomo on Appellate Court Decision Regarding Home Care Workers

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit took a critical step to right the wrong regarding overtime pay and minimum wage rules for home health care workers.

Health Officials Warn of Cyanobacteria Bloom on Lake Ronkonkoma (Brookhaven Side)

Researchers from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services have confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) at Lake Ronkonkoma* off Pond Road, in the Town of Brookhaven.

Pesticide Application Scheduled for Fire Island, Islip, East Islip, Great River, Beach Hampton, and Napeague August 25-27

If weather permits, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.

CDC: Nearly All Contact Lens Wearers in National Survey Report Risky Eye Care Behaviors That Can Lead to Eye Infection

Almost all of the 41 million estimated contact lens wearers in the United States may be engaging in at least one behavior known to increase their risk of eye infections, according to a report published today by ...

Nine Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that nine mosquito samples and two birds have tested positive for West Nile virus.

UPDATE - Bathing Advisory for Centerport Yacht Club Beach, Tanner Park Beach and Great Pond at Peconic Dunes Camp Remains Closed

Great Pond at Peconic Dunes Camp in Peconic is closed due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

Mangano Teams Up With Plainedge Schools To Provide Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Seminar

The Plainedge School District will be the first public school district in New York State to provide a free overdose prevention seminar and train its entire staff on the administration of the life-saving, opiate-overdose reversal agent known ...

Suffolk County Pesticide Application for August 19 & 20

If weather permits, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.

Long Island Gears up for Biggest Health, Wellness & Back-To-School Fair, Calls for Sponsors, Vendors, Donations

Long Island gears up for Biggest, Health, Wellness and Back- to-School. The fair be held in conjunction with African-American Media Network, Long Shoprite Supermarket Island African-American Chamber of Commerce, and Hempstead/Uniondale Times.
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