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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. 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 preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. 335 PM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. 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 preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. -- Wednesday Aug.15 18,10:19 PM

SCSPCA Offers Valentine's Day Safety Tips

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The Suffolk County SPCA would like to remind pet owners that on Valentine's Day you need to keep your pet safe.

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Keep pets safe on Valentine's Day!

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Suffolk County, NY - February 13, 2017 - The Suffolk County SPCA would like to remind pet owners that on Valentine's Day you need to keep your pet safe.

  
Chocolate can be dangerous when ingested by pets. Even in small amounts it can cause serious consequences and even death.
 
Flowers can be very romantic but they can also harmful to pets. Keep floral arrangements away from your pets. Cats can have a serve allergic reaction to lilies. 
 
Be careful of candles.  Extinguish them when you leave the room to prevent injuries or fires. A curious pet can accidentally knock it over.
 
Remember, if you pet exhibits any symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, abnormally elevated heart rate, seizures or any other unusual symptom, contact your veterinarian or a poison control center.
 
Your friends at the Suffolk County SPCA would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.