Thursday, September 04, 2008

Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for New York State

Due to high levels of ozone and high levels of particulate matter, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and State Department of Health (DOH) have issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the New York City Metro and Long Island regions of New York state for today, September 4, 2008.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Experts are reminding New York state residents that indoor air is affected as well as outdoor air. Residents should use fans to circulate air, and air conditioners if necessary.

Since people spend up to 90% of our time indoors, it’s essential that the air we breathe is clean — especially when an Air Quality Health Advisory has been issued, IAQ experts say. This is especially important for children, the elderly, and those with respiratory difficulties.

Residents living in areas experiencing an Air Quality Health Advisory are invited to call 888-852-8247 to speak to an IAQ Expert to receive information on how an air purifier can remove dangerous particles and chemicals from indoor air.

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