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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 14,05:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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If you're a pet owner on Long Island, or you have a passion for animals, you won't want to miss any of the articles and stories from our Pet & Animal Section, which focuses on pet ownership, adoptions, and pet related issues for Long Islanders.

Suffolk County SPCA Offers Hot Weather Tips for Your Pet

The Suffolk County SPCA has released the following tips.

Suffolk Police Officer Rescues Pets from House Fire

A cat and two dogs were rescued from a house fire on the afternoon of Friday, August 29.

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: The Boss You’ll Love to Live With

Boss is a young terrier mix who adores children, other dogs, and even cats!

Help Every Dog Have Its Day on National Dog Day

National Dog Day is celebrating its tenth year, so join in by pampering your pooch or volunteering at a local shelter.

Suffolk County SPCA Praises Nassau DA Rice

Praise issued after conviction of Freeport dog fighter.

Freeport Man Pleads Guilty to All Counts in Garage Fire that Killed 13 Pit Bulls

53-year-old to receive prison time on felony and misdemeanor animal fighting charges.

Saying Goodbye to Summer in Style for Kids

The summer is winding down which means it is time to say goodbye to summer, in style!

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: Take a Run with Ralphie

Ralphie is a six year old Jack Russell Terrier mix who loves to go for walks, and gets along great with kids and other dogs.

Suffolk Police Dogs Receive Bulletproof Vests Donated by Vested Interest in K9s

A non-profit organization has donated two protective vests for Suffolk County’s police dogs.

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: Kyla’s Heart Problem Not Stopping This Love Bug

Kyla was rescued from a local shelter where she frequently passed out. Now, she is on a daily regimen of two heart pills, and she is ready to live life to the fullest!

Shark Week on Long Island: What to Know About Sharks in Our Waters

In honor of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, here are some facts about sharks in the waters of Long Island.

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: Brooklen is Your All-Around Good-Natured Kitten

Brooklen is a 4 month old kitten who was saved from a high-kill shelter in South Carolina along with her mother and siblings, who are also available for adoption.

Planning a Summer Birthday Bash on a Budget

Trying to plan your summer birthday bash on a budget? Here are some inexpensive birthday plans to consider for your big day.

Preventing Rabies: Tips for Protecting Your Pets

Rabies can be spread to humans as well as pets.

Suffolk SPCA: Severely Neglected Dog "Ziggy" Finds Forever Home

The Suffolk County SPCA will be holding a Press Conference at the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter on Friday August 1st at 11am to announce that "Ziggy" has found his "forever home" and will be adopted by ...

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: Take Jasmine Home for National Mutt Day

Today is National Mutt Day, so support mixed breeds. Don't shop - Adopt!

Adopt Your Best Friend: July 31st is Mutt's Day

A cute dog or cat can make a family or home complete. Instead of buying your friend or new family member, adopt an animal from one of the many animal organizations on the island! Support Long Island ...

Pool Owners Sought to Participate in Survey to Identify Invasive Insects

Monitoring Pool Filters for Asian Longhorned Beetles Can Prevent Infestation and Help Protect Trees and Forests.

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: Charlie the Terrier Puppy is the Life of the Party

Charlie is a 7 month old wire hair terrier who is looking for an owner who is ready to be patient with a puppy, and to be rewarded with many years with a loyal companion.
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