Unhealthy Air Quality Expected Thursday Across New York
It will be another day of coughing and sneezing for many people across New York State.
As the wildfires continue to burn in Canada, the winds will sweep the smoke down and across parts of New York State.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued air quality warnings for much of New York State.
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WHAT DOES UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY MEAN?
When the air quality is at an "Unhealthy" level it means that people that have respiratory issues could have serious health effects, and some members of the general public may also experience health effects
WHAT DOES UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS MEAN?
When officials issued this warning, it means that the air quality could have an adverse effect on people with respiratory issues.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF AIR QUALITY WARNINGS?
Orange AQI level (101-150): Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Red AQI level (151-200): Categorized as Unhealthy
Purple AQI Level (201-300): Very Unhealthy
Maroon AQI Level (301-500): Hazardous
When air quality alerts of Orange or higher are issued, officials advise that people should limit their outdoor time if possible.
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