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Air quality in NYC plummets due to smoke from 2,500 miles away

Smoke from devastating wildfires in the west caused hazy skies in NYC as air quality index surged to 157 in Manhattan - well above threshold of 100! New York State officials advised vulnerable people, such as the elderly and those with asthma and heart disease, to avoid strenuous outdoor activity as air pollution soared yesterday and this morning.

The smoke that arrived on Tuesday is expected to stick around for a few days until a cold front helps clear it out. In the meantime, check daily air pollution forecasts and avoid exercising outdoors.


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