Thursday, December 20, 2007

Air quality alerts

Anyone notice how many air quality alerts we've been having lately? They used to be a summer phenom, but now here they are in the dead of winter.

Today's air quality alert was for particulates, which can do real damage to your lungs. Milwaukee is pretty much expected to be declared a non-attainment area for particulate matter in 2009 by the EPA. The state says it won't do anything about the high levels of damaging pollution until the EPA actually lowers the boom.

We now officially live in state where the environmental standards are so horribly degraded that the Bush Administration's are higher. Whoa, now that's scary!

Until it gets better here, don't think about your frying lung. (Didn't that used to be a Sally Field sitcom, "The Frying Lung?")

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