Rochester, N.Y. – Because the heat is still high, an Air Quality Advisory has been issued for much of Western New York by the N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation.
Air quality is figured predicting high ground-level ozone concentrations as a result of the summer heat. When the DEC takes action, the ozone levels may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.
The advisory runs until 11 Thursday night because the poor air quality can cause breathing problems, especially for children playing outdoors and people with asthma.
Staying indoors reduces exposure.
Details on the Air Quality Index (AQI) are available at the DEC Website.