Perth Amboy Air Quality Alert

Perth Amboy has been under an air quality alert since Tuesday evening. Air quality levels have reached very unhealthy due to smoke from wildfires in Canada. Air quality is dangerous for all individuals at this time and Governor Murphys has urged people to stay inside if possible. shows current air quality conditions.

The City of Perth Amboy Office of Emergency Management has been sending out nixie messages about the air quality alerts. The City has informed residents to wear a mask, keep windows and doors closed, use an air purifier and do not exercise outside.

The poor air quality is due to high levels of particle matter in the air. called PM2.5 – Particle Pollution, extremely small particles that can harm the heart and lungs.