region for today (Thursday, December 30, 2010).
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.
- Postpone using gas-powered equipment.
- Forward this message to family and friends.
The New York State Department of Transportation has declared that today (Thursday, December 30, 2010) is an Air Quality Action Day in the downstate metro area due to forecasted high levels of particulate matter (PM) 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 today 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 today and we encourage everyone to leave their cars at home if possible.
Elevated PM levels are linked to heart attacks, asthma attacks, stroke and other respiratory and cardiovascular 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 PM.
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, visit CleanAirNY.org or call 1-877-ILUVAIR (1-877-458-8247).
Clean Air NY is sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation in support of regionwide air-quality efforts.
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Source:1-877-ILUVAIR (1-877-458-8247)342 BroadwaySuite 404New York, NY 10013[email protected]