Air Quality Alert

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Western Ulster-Eastern Ulster-Western Dutchess-Eastern Dutchess- Including the cities of Ellenville, Woodstock, West Hurley,
West Shokan, Kerhonkson, Napanoch, Sundown, Kingston, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Arlington, Pawling, Wingdale, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Stanfordville, Pine Plains, and Amenia 809 AM EDT Fri Jul 5 2019

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT 11 AM EDT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at Albany has issued a Air Quality Alert for Ulster and Dutchess Counties from 11 AM EDT to 11 PM EDT today.

Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for 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.

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.

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