Air Quality Update Northeast and Mid-Atlantic USA Fri Jun 28

Update extending today’s advisories to NYC and Long Island:

Map of yesterday’s observed air quality for ozone and today’s forecast map: Orange is unhealthy for sensitive people – the elderly, asthmatics, people with lung disease or heart problems.

Interesting fact: Unhealthy for Sensitive Populations includes *Construction Workers*!
Yes, anyone doing strenuous outdoor activity is part of the group of people sensitive to ozone pollution. The stereotypical construction worker might bristle at being labeled as a ‘sensitive’ person, but workers doing heavy lifting all day breath harder, take in more air, thus their lungs are exposed to more ozone, and they may show cardiovascular symptoms.

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