August 10, 2005

Soaring Smog Levels in Metro East Today

According to IEPA, by 4pm this afternoon the smog index had reached 190, a very high reading that approaches the category IEPA calls "Very Unhealthy", and where kids and others with asthma are likely to have trouble breathing. EVERYONE should limit outdoor exertion during this episode. Levels should drop as the sun goes down, but similar conditions are possible tomorrow.


ArchPundit said...

As someone with asthma--and it developed in St. Louis--it has been a miserable summer--Jack--do you have a handy count on the number of times the region has violated the new standards this summer?

Jack Darin said...

Hi Arch.

Violations of the smog standard from 6/20-8/10 are listed at: