NY Health Officials Issue Advisory on Air Quality

ALBANY (AP) -
A dense fog and smoke from a brush fire settles Friday over the Verrazano Bridge spanning Brooklyn and Staten Island. (Mike Shapiro/Twitter)
A dense fog and smoke from a brush fire settles Friday over the Verrazano Bridge spanning Brooklyn and Staten Island. (Mike Shapiro/Twitter)

State health and environmental officials are urging New Yorkers to take steps to save energy and reduce smog following an air quality advisory Friday in the lower Hudson Valley.

The officials note that summer heat can lead to the formation of ground level ozone, a major component of smog. One primary source is car exhaust.

The advisory region included New York City, Westchester and Rockland counties.