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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

Two Month-Old Infant Mauled by Pit Bulls in Elmont, According to Authorities

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Officials: The infant and his mother, who was also injured, were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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NCPD are investigating a pit bull attack that occurred on Thursday, March 8, in Elmont.

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Elmont, NY - March 9, 2018 - The Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a Serious Aided Case that occurred on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:55 am in Elmont.
 
According to detectives, a female victim, 37, was carrying her male infant, 2.5 months, in an infant seat. The mother knocked on the door of the residence located on 117th Avenue. A female occupant, 57, opened the door and two (2) Pit bull mixes ran out of residence. One of the dogs attacked the mother and bit her leg. The same dog bit the infant on the face and head, causing deep laceration to the mouth and left cheek, as well as puncture wounds. 
 
During the attack, a male, 41, was working in the vicinity and came to the aide of the victims. He pulled the dog away for the victims and placed the mother and infant in a vehicle for safety.
 
Both the mother and infant were transported by a Nassau County Police Ambulance to an area hospital for treatment.
 
The investigation is ongoing.