Health officials urge Long Island residents to be safe during ozone advisory

Heath officials are urging all Long Island residents to be safe after they issued an ozone advisory Wednesday.

The health department says the heat and the pollution from vehicles makes unhealthy air. Health experts say residents should minimize outdoor activities and drink plenty of fluid in the heat and humidity.

Meanwhile, some Long Island doctors say their emergency rooms are filling up with people who have heat-related symptoms such as coughing, weakness and dizziness. They say the key to avoiding health problems is to stay indoors and drink water.

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