Weather officials issued Air Quality Alerts across New Jersey
Sensitive individuals including those with heart or lung disease, the elderly, and the young should limit strenuous activities and the amount of time active outdoors. Levels of fine particulates will rise into unhealthy for sensitive groups category statewide today and Wednesday and likely last into the evening hours both days due to wildfire smoke transport from eastern Canadian wildfires.
Due to the worsening air conditions, staff with pre-existing health concerns should proceed with caution. Those with health conditions should:
- Avoid strenuous outdoor activities
- Keep outdoor activities short
- Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them.
Others without pre-existing conditions should take the following steps to reduce exposure:
- Choose less strenuous activities such as walking instead of running
- Shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors
- Be active outdoors when air quality is better
KN95/ N95 masks are recommended when outdoors. For additional information, please visit the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Web site at http://www.njaqinow.net