Outdoor workers take precautions as Canadian wildfires cause air quality issues

Landscapers at Laundrotopia in Middletown tried to push through working in the poor air quality Wednesday.

Ben Nandy

Jun 7, 2023, 9:13 PM

Updated 403 days ago

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Officials across the Hudson Valley urged residents and those who work outdoors to take precautions due to the air quality issues caused by the Canadian wildfires.
Landscapers at Laundrotopia in Middletown tried to push through working in the poor air quality Wednesday.
James Nieto, of Port Jervis, works outdoors. He says his asthma has been flaring up a bit more than usual.
At the senior center on Mulberry Street in Middletown, seniors say they have been wearing masks.
Workers at Clemson Brothers Brewery have been coping. One server says she took her inhaler with her as a precaution because her asthma has been acting up.
Brewery owners say they are expecting a boom in business if things clear up for the weekend, since people will be itching to get outdoors.


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