Sunday, June 30, 2019

Less-than-good air quality over WI population centers today

This is the kind of humid summer day when it's worth checking DNR air quality online pages, maps and email notification services, here.

As of a few minutes ago, none of our 72 counties have air quality in the "unhealthy" range.

But several, including Dane, Milwaukee, Manitowoc, Kenosha, Racine, Forest, Columbia, Grant  - - and the readings do fluctuate - -  had at some point this morning so-called "moderate" readings for pollutants like ozone or small, air-borne particulates.

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago:
Attention SE Wisconsin: The lakeshore smog shall continue
So people with respiratory conditions might want to keep an eye on those pages, should conditions deteriorate.

Smoke stacks from a factory.

The Walker administration had done plenty to discount clean air quality, undo monitoring and enable more corporate pollution.

Details, here.

So this is an ongoing issue that needs the same kind of fresh attention from the Evers' DNR which it is giving water quality problems.

And while the states argue about which is more responsible for poor air quality along the Lake Michigan shoreline - - and local officials point fingers - - wind and weather moves airborne pollutants around, and people breathe it to their detriment.

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