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.
For more details go to airnow.gov.
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