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Wildfire Smoke Back in New York on Wednesday, Governor Warns 

Governor Kathy Hochul provided an update on the expected air quality in New York this week. The state is closely monitoring air quality due to potential impacts from Canadian wildfires and other pollutants. The forecast for Wednesday, June 28, shows the potential for unhealthy air quality statewide, with thick surface smoke from the wildfires overnight. A cold front will bring winds that could spread the smoke across the state.  

Governor Hochul advised New Yorkers, especially those vulnerable to air pollution, to stay vigilant and informed, and take necessary precautions. The New York State Department of Health recommended avoiding outdoor exertion for vulnerable groups when the Air Quality Index (AQI) is above 100, and for all individuals when the AQI is above 150.  

Wearing a well-fitting face mask is recommended for those spending time outdoors in unhealthy air conditions. Organizations with outdoor activities or workforces should plan for potential changes. 


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