Those With Respiratory Problems Encouraged To Take It Easy Today

JAMESTOWN – Those with respiratory problems may want to limit strenuous outdoor activity on Wednesday.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation issued an air quality health advisory until 11 p.m. for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.

Weather forecasters with the National Weather Service say air quality levels are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for ozone.

The State Department of Health recommends limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity during the day to reduce the risk of adverse health effects.

Specifically, those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease should take warning as they may be vulnerable to increased air pollutants brought out by the heat.

Wednesday’s forecast high is expected to be in the low-80s for the first time this year.


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