Friday, July 17, 2020

Another air pollution alert for several WI lakeshore counties

You can add current unhealthy levels of smog right now to the presence of COVID-!9 particles as a worry for people in so-called "sensitive groups" - including the elderly and those with asthma, lung and heart disease - in Wisconsin's lakeshore counties.

I'm sure this alert will be extended, perhaps broadened geographically, given the forecast for greater heat and humidity, and I want to again remind people living in these counties that air quality standards were loosened in the area by Trump's EPA 

Smoke stacks from a factory.

to give Foxconn and other industries a break on their pollution mitigation expenditures and performance.

From the WI DNR this evening:

Advisory for Ozone (Orange)

Start Time: 5:30PM CT Friday, July 17, 2020
End Time: 11:00PM CT Friday, July 17, 2020
Counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan


Air Quality Index
(AQI) Values
Levels of Health ConcernColors
When the AQI
is in this range:
...air quality conditions symbolized
by this color:
0 to 50GoodGreen
51 to 100ModerateYellow
101 to 150Unhealthy for
Sensitive Groups
151 to 200UnhealthyRed
201 to 300Very UnhealthyPurple
301 to 500HazardousMaroon

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