The policies and politics of protecting Illinois' environment.
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.