Poor Air Quality Alert Issued for Tri-State

Thursday, Aug 19, 2010  |  Updated 1:00 PM EDT
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Poor Air Quality Alert Issued for Tri-State

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An air quality health advisory has been issued for the New York metropolitan area and the lower Hudson Valley region.

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The advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Environmental and health experts issue air quality advisories when air pollution is expected to exceed accepted levels.

Elevated ozone levels can cause shortness of breath, chest pain and coughing. People are advised to limit strenuous outdoor activities.

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