Friday, December 21, 2007

What Are We? Los Angeles East?

Another day, another air quality alert about unhealthy conditions for much of the state.

If you're asthmatic, have other health problems or expect to take yourself or the kids outside, think twice.

This from the Wisconsin DNR for Friday:

"The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is issuing an Air Quality Advisory for Particle Pollution (Orange) effective Friday, December 21, 2007 1:05:31 PM through Saturday, December 22, 2007 11:59:59 AM for 51 counties:

"Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Dunn, Eau Claire, Fond Du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, St. Croix, Sauk, Shawano, Sheboygan, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood.

"The advisory is being issued because of persistent elevated levels of fine particles in the air. These fine particles come primarily from combustion sources, such as power plants, factories and other industrial sources, vehicle exhaust, and wood fires."

For more information (and this is the third time this week), go here:

Federal interagency air quality web site, for information on the Air Quality Index and nationwide air quality forecasts and air quality conditions,

DNR's statewide air quality monitoring web page,

For local DNR air management program contacts,

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