New York - The state has issued a health advisory about high ozone levels today for all air quality regions except Western New York.
The advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. Temperatures could reach into the 90s.
The high heat can lead to the formation of ground-level ozone a major component of smog.
Residents in the affected areas should consider limiting strenuous outdoor activity when ozone levels are the highest (generally afternoon to early evening). People who are particularly susceptible include young children, those who exercise outdoors, those involved in vigorous outdoor work and those who have respiratory diseases.
Individuals experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain or coughing should consider consulting their doctor.
A toll-free Air Quality Hotline 800-535-1345 has been established by the state to keep New Yorkers informed about air quality. More information is available at and