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All I need is the air that I breathe

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All I need is the air that I breathe

Postby Beaver » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:18 pm

This doesn't sound good. But if Madison is one of the worst in the country why does it rank 24th? Are there only 25 to 30 places ranked? Also, what is the cause of the bad air?

http://www.channel3000.com/news/27687183/detail.html
Madison's Air Gets Bad Grades For Particle Pollution

"The American Lung Association said the Madison area is one of the worst places in the country for particle pollution in the air. The group released a new study about air pollution levels Wednesday morning. The study shows that the Madison area, including areas around Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells, rank 24th nationwide in the amount of particle pollution, or soot, in the air. According to the report, particle levels can spike dangerously for hours to weeks on end.When you breathe these very small particles, you are inhaling a noxious mix of chemicals, metals, acid aerosols, ash, soot and others from diesel exhaust and other sources. It can lead to early death, asthma exacerbations, heart attacks, strokes and emergency room visits in substantial numbers,” said Dr. Todd Mahr, pediatric allergist at Gunderson Lutheran Health System..."

Here are the bottom 10 rankings and Madison isn't listed:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 63919.html

Here is the ALA site: http://www.stateoftheair.org/

and the Wis county rankings:
http://www.stateoftheair.org/2011/states/wisconsin/
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Re: All I need is the air that I breathe

Postby Peanutbutter » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:06 pm

It is all those selfish douche bags smoking outside the bars and their jobs. If they kept that poison in their own homes then our air would be cleaner.

Facts are facts. The report proves we need to ban outdoor smoking.
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Re: All I need is the air that I breathe

Postby Beaver » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:36 am

I agree outdoor smoking should be banned but I don't think that is causing the bad air here.
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Re: All I need is the air that I breathe

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:39 pm

Thanks, now I have that Hollies song as an earworm running through my brain.
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Re: All I need is the air that I breathe

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:02 pm

It's in my head now too, and THank God it displaced the Green Day song that was there.

Fucking Green Day..
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