Yes, an Air Quality Health Advisory has been issued for Long Island, New York City Metro, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York for Wednesday, June 7, 2023. The advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The advisory is due to high levels of ozone, a pollutant that can cause respiratory problems, especially in children, the elderly and people with respiratory illnesses.
People in these areas are advised to: Limit strenuous outdoor activity, especially between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Stay indoors if you have respiratory problems. If you must go outside, wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Take breaks indoors if you start to feel short of breath or have other respiratory symptoms.
Here are some additional tips for reducing your exposure to ozone: Walk, bike or take public transportation instead of driving. Carpool or vanpool with coworkers or neighbors. Combine errands to reduce the number of trips you take. Keep your car well-tuned and maintained. Avoid using gasoline-powered lawnmowers, leaf blowers and other equipment. Plant trees and shrubs around your home to help filter the air. By following these tips, you can help improve air quality and protect your health.