region for today (Wednesday, June 20, 2012).
Here are several simple steps to take today to prevent pollution:
- Combine errands into a single trip.
- Postpone unnecessary trips.
- Take the subway, bus or train instead of driving.
- Avoid letting your vehicle idle, such as at the drive-thru.
- Forward this message to family and friends.
The New York State Department of Transportation has declared that today, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, is an Air Quality Action Day in the downstate metro area due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution in parts of the region (please visit the Clean Air NY Web site for more information http://www.cleanairny.org/LocalAirQuality/Default.aspx). While tomorrow is still a day when people can go about most of their normal activities, such as going to work, driving may be one of the most polluting activities that people do tomorrow, and we encourage everyone to leave their cars at home if possible.
Ground-level ozone is a respiratory irritant that can trigger asthma attacks and aggravate emphysema, bronchitis and other respiratory ailments. Children, people with pre-existing respiratory or heart conditions, people doing strenuous outdoor work or exercise and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the effects of ozone.
To learn more about improving air quality or if you were forwarded this message and want us to send updates to your own e-mail address, visitCleanAirNY.org.
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