NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Take it easy out there.
That’s the message from officials who issued an air quality advisory for New York City and Long Island Friday.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
Officials say ground-level ozone is the culprit. Ground level ozone is caused by automobile exhaust, along with other emitters, and is not the same as the protective ozone layer in the upper atmosphere.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured After Police Pursuit Ends In Crash In Holtsville
Officials are urging people who exercise or work outside, or those with asthma or other respiratory issues, to “consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity when ozone levels are the highest (generally afternoon to early evening).”
The advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.MORE NEWS: New York City Taxi Drivers Begin Hunger Strike, Say Mayor De Blasio's Debt Relief Bailout Is Not Enough
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