Air quality alert for N.J. through midnight

     The Brigantine Air Monitoring Station. (Photo courtesy of N.J. Air Quality Now)

    The Brigantine Air Monitoring Station. (Photo courtesy of N.J. Air Quality Now)

    New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality alert for the state lasting through midnight tonight. 

    It is a Code Orange alert–meaning air pollution concentrations may become unhealthy for children, asthma sufferers, the elderly and those with heart disease.

    Those at risk or with these conditions should avoid strenuous outdoor activities. 

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