FDNY Mask Distribution and Air Quality Tips

FDNY is distributing N-95 masks

Wildfires in Canada continue to severely impact the air quality in New York City. The FDNY will be distributing N-95 masks at several locations. Limit is 2 masks per person.

See real-time air quality: on.nyc.gov/airquality

Locations in Brooklyn:

  • Division 11 – 172 Tillary Street
  • Division 15 – 885 Howard Avenue

View flyer for other FDNY mask distribution locations in NYC.

Reduce Your Smoke Exposure:

  • Stay inside with doors and windows closed.
  • If you must be outside, wear an N95. Be aware of changing smoke conditions.
  • Use an air purifier, if available.

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Air Quality and Health: Exposure to air pollutants such as particulate matter and ground-level ozone can cause headaches, irritated eyes and sinuses, fatigue, difficulty breathing, chest pains, asthma attacks, irritated throat and increased coughing. Poor air quality can be hazardous to anyone, and it can aggravate health problems such as asmtha, heart disease, and lung disease. Seniors, children and those with compromised immune systems are especially at risk.

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