Acting health commissioner warns air could still be unhealthy for some

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While the air quality crisis in New York was short-lived, it had quite the impact, acting New York State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald said.

Wednesday’s air quality in parts of the state was the worst level in the world.

Even with the smoke clearing out, some people may still experience health problems, McDonald warned.

One positive outcome from the air quality issues is more people are checking air quality levels, which is good – especially for people with underlying health concerns, McDonald said. That could include things like cardiac problems or asthma.

Hear why McDonald said he feels the air quality crisis quickly got so many people’s attention by watching the video of Subrina Dhammi’s story.