Another Air Quality Alert for Hudson County Issued for Today

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The heat continues today, with temperatures expected to reach 92 in Jersey City. The high temperatures, combined with southerly winds and sunny skies will bring ozone levels to unhealthy levels, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). As such, it has issued another Air Quality Action Day, with an Air Quality Alert in effect from 10 am this morning until 10 pm tonight.

The ozone levels across the state are expected to reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category, which calls for children, the elderly, and people with respiratory diseases like asthma to avoid most outdoor activities during the daytime; and for healthy individuals to reduce strenuous outdoor activities, like jogging or exercising outdoors.

Jon Whiten

co-founder of the Jersey City Independent; he now works for a public-policy nonprofit in Trenton.

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