Air Quality Alert Issued for New York Wednesday

By DNAinfo Staff on July 6, 2011 2:09pm

Metro New York is under a smog alert until 11pm Wednesday
Metro New York is under a smog alert until 11pm Wednesday
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By Kareem Johnson

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — The state's Department of Environmental Conservation issued an air quality alert for Manhattan Wednesday.

Ozone levels are expected to be high throughout the day as temperatures climb into the 90s, and experts warn the elderly, babies and those with asthma or heart disease to be careful.

The New York State Department of Health recommends that individuals should limit strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the possiblity of health problems.

A toll free number is available for poeple to keep informed on air quality at 1-800-535-1345.

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