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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. -- Thursday Aug.16 18,03:49 AM

Suffolk Legislator Anker Participates in WAR on Addiction Anti-Drug Rally

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On April 21st, 2018, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, attended the WAR on Addiction Rally at the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville.

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Legislator Sarah Anker at the WAR on Addiction Rally.

Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker

Farmingville, NY - May 1, 2018 - On April 21st, 2018, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, attended the WAR on Addiction Rally at the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville. In memory of Billy Reitzig, his father, William Reitzig, organized the rally to educate the residents on the dangers of drug use and overdose, provide support services, raise money for Hope House Ministries, and to inspire hope.
 
Featured at the event were treatment and recovery organizations, support groups, drug awareness advocate speakers, NARCAN training, Shed the Meds, holistic education, and music by the Hope House Ministries band, the HYMNS.
 
“Events like the WAR on Addiction Rally are so important and instrumental in educating the public on the dangers of drug use and the epidemic that has spread across this country. We must continue these efforts and increase awareness of beneficial resources to assist our loved ones and community members affected by addiction,” said Legislator Anker.
 
Anthony Rizzuto of Families in Support of Treatment (FIST), Steve Chassman of Long Island Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD), Dr. Jeff Reynolds of Family and Children’s Association, and Father Frank Pizzarelli of Hope House Ministries were all in attendance to share their repsective expertise and knowledge on how to combat addiction and what their organizations have to offer to those who are seeking help.
 
For more information on the WAR on Addiction Rally, or for resources on how to combat addiction, please visit www.waronaddictionrally.com.