Ozone air quality health advisory issued for NYC, Long Island

David Caplan
July 10, 2019 - 3:17 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An ozone air quality health advisory has been issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of Health (DOH) for New York City and Long Island for Wednesday until 11 p.m. 

The air in these areas is "unhealthy for sensitive groups," according to the DEC. These groups include young children, senior citizens, those who exercise outdoors and those with asthma.

The DEC and DOH issue Air Quality Health Advisories when DEC meteorologists predict levels of pollution, either ozone or fine particulate matter are expected to exceed an Air Quality Index (AQI) value of 100. In both NYC and Long Island, it is 101.