Friday, February 19, 2021

Dirty air alert for WI - for two days. Bring on cleaner, greener power!

Do you recall the published findings a few days ago that air pollution is responsible for about 1 in 5 deaths world wide?

Smoke stacks from a factory. 

With that in mind, and remembering both the pass former GOP AG Brad Schimel gave a major corporate air polluter and the political favor the previous 'President' did for Walker and Foxconn that eased air pollution standards in SE Wisconsin - please note that the WI DNR has issued an air pollution alert across Wisconsin for the next two days. 

Cold air can trap smokestack and tailpipe pollutants close to the ground through a phenomenon called "temperature inversion." 

Another reason to demand more renewably-powered electricity generation and cleaner-running vehicles as a matter of public health.

From the DNR via an email alert:

Advisory for Particle Pollution (Orange)

Start Time: 3:00PM CT Friday, February 19, 2021
End Time: 3:00PM CT Sunday, February 21, 2021
Counties: Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Dunn, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Grant , Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood


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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