Heat, humidity and poor air quality Sunday

Air Quality Alert Sunday for WNY

June 17, 2018 - 5:30 am
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Forecasters are warning about poor air quality across Western New York Father's Day with heat and high humidity combining and leading to potentially oppressive conditions.  An Air Quality Alert has been posted for the region.

AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT SUNDAY...

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has
issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties...

Cattaraugus...Chautauqua...Wyoming...Erie...Genesee...Orleans...Niagara.

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.

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