The recent wildfire in Canada has caused significant smoke and haze to travel across the border, affecting air quality in New York.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared the wildfire smoke in the state as a "health and environmental crisis." The smoke has resulted in elevated levels of air pollution, posing risks to the respiratory health of residents.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) in New York, which is normally around 50, reached alarmingly high levels due to the smoke.
Governor Hochul has urged residents to take the situation seriously and stay indoors to minimize exposure to the hazardous air conditions. She emphasized that the danger extends beyond vulnerable communities and applies to everyone residing in the state.
Air pollution can have detrimental effects on your health, especially during crises like the recent Canadian wildfire. Safeguard yourself and your family by ensuring you have the right health insurance coverage.
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