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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 15,10:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Suffolk County SPCA: September is National Disaster Preparedness Month

Help your animal stay safe! Your pet counts on you. Have a plan in place.

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 ...

A.G. Schneiderman And Radioshack Settle Dispute Over Unredeemed Gift Cards

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office has reached a settlement in principle with RadioShack that will pay holders of unredeemed gift cards that were purchased by consumers at 100% of the value of ...

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.

Schumer: National Women's Hall of Fame to Host Public Input Town Hall with U.S. Tresurer on New $10 Bill Design

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following his push, the National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a town hall with Treasurer of the United States Rosa “Rosie” Rios in Seneca Falls, NY, which will ...

Now Casting: Fox's Smash Hit Hotel Hell

FOX's smash hit show "Hotel Hell" is back for a third season, and we are on a nationwide search for Hotels, Motels or Inns that include food service, and that need to make some serious changes.

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 ...

National Campus Fire Safety Month Contest Works to Raise Student Awareness of Fire Hazards During September

NFPA, University of New Haven Fire Science Club and The Center for Campus Fire Safety co-host contest in partnership with Domino’s to address 24 percent increase in dorm fires from 2003-2013.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Multistate Settlement With Pharmaceutical Company Amgen Inc. For Promoting Off-Label Use Of Aranesp And Enbrel

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a $71 million multistate settlement with Amgen Inc. to resolve allegations that the pharmaceutical company unlawfully promoted biologic medications Aranesp and Enbrel for off-label uses.

International Fugitive Arraigned for 1999 Murder at Hicksville Wedding

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment of a Guyanese man wanted for a 1999 shooting, in which he killed 19-year old Abzal Khan and injured another man at a Hicksville wedding.

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind parents that updating their children’s vaccinations should be added to their back-to-school list.

Most US Middle and High Schools Start the School Day Too Early

Fewer than 1 in 5 middle and high schools in the U.S. began the school day at the recommended 8:30 AM start time or later during the 2011-2012 school year, according to data published today in the ...

Schumer Introduces New Bills to Expand Access to Voting

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today introduced three new bills designed to expand access to voting in the United States.

Where to See the Spectacular Peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower

The fantastic celestial show that is the annual Perseid Meteor Shower will peak next week, so be sure to find a great stargazing spot!

Coast Guard Foundation Makes a Difference for Coast Guard Members on the 225th Birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that in honor of the United States Coast Guard’s 225th birthday, it will fund ...

New Carbon Pollution Limits Huge Step on Climate, and Great News for NY

Coal and gas power plants will pollute 32 percent less nationwide and clean energy sources such as solar will meet more of the state’s electricity needs, according to limits on carbon pollution finalized today that are central ...

August is Tree Check Month. A Hug is Fine, But It’s the Look that Can Help Save the Nation’s Hardwoods

A stroll in the park. The backyard barbeque. Hiking in the woods. Dusting off the tree swing. Summer outdoor activities offer a prime opportunity to help protect the nation’s hardwoods from a potentially landscape-altering pest, the Asian ...

CDC: Severe Weather Can Threaten Summer Fun, Safety and Health

Extreme weather in the summer can include soaring temperatures, thunderstorms, and dry conditions. Extreme weather poses serious health risks, causing illnesses, injuries and sometimes death.

CDC: Plan for Diabetes Care in Heat & Emergencies

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet summer weather, with its high temperatures and extreme storms, can cause problems with that routine and make it more difficult to ...

ConnectHome: Coming Together to Ensure Digital Opportunity for All Americans

Today, the President will travel to Durant, Oklahoma, to announce ConnectHome, a new initiative with communities, the private sector, and federal government to expand high speed broadband to more families across the country.
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