Another air quality alert issued for Syracuse area for Canada wildfire smoke

Another round of wildfire smoke in Upstate New York

The JMA Wireless Dome is barely visible in the distance as wildfire smoke from Canada hit Central New York in June. This photograph was taken from Upstate Community Hospital, in Syracuse. N. Scott Trimble


Syracuse, N.Y. -- Another air quality alert has been issued for the Syracuse area starting at midnight tonight and lasting through midnight Monday night as smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts into Upstate New York again.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an quality health advisory warning for fine particulates, noting that the level is expected to higher than 100. That’s considered unhealthy for everyone. Those particles are so small they can burrow into the lungs and even the bloodstream.

The New York State Department of Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects, especially children and those with respiratory problems.

The smoky haze the area may experience is due to ongoing wildfires in western Canada.

Air quality alert for Upstate New York

Upstate New York will be under an air quality alert Monday as fine particles from Canadian wildfire drift in. Red indicates unhealthy air for everyone; orange indicates unhealthy air for people with heart and lung conditions.

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