Quick Glance: New York City Becomes Most Polluted City in the World Due to Canadian Wildfires
- New York City canceled all outdoor activities at public schools and issued a health advisory as air quality plummeted to 'unhealthy' levels due to smoke from hundreds of wildfires in Canada.
- According to the global air quality tracker IQAir, New York temporarily became the most polluted major city in the world, surpassing New Delhi.
- The National Weather Service issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for New York City and surrounding regions that will remain in effect until 11:59 pm E.T.
- The EPA’s AirNow tracker advises people with heart or lung disease, older adults, children, and teens to avoid all physical activities outdoors when the air quality is 'unhealthy.' Other people are asked to 'avoid strenuous outdoor activities' and keep any outdoor activities short.
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