The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for Thursday August 12, 2021 for all of New York State. The pollutant of concern is ozone.
Islip Town Supervisor, Angie Carpenter advises that all residents, especially young children, seniors, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart problems, limit strenuous outdoor activity. Ozone levels are often elevated after noon through early evening on hot, sunny days.
Air Quality Forecasts are available on the Department of Environmental Conservation website at : http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/aqi/aqi_forecast.cfm
Information about ozone and health is available on the New York State Department of Health Website at: http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/air/ozone.htm