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Old 10-09-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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when you think of all the cars and busses and trucks spewing out pollution and all the other things spewing out pollution all day long it makes a person wonder about how harmful it really is. I didn't used to bother about the subject of pollution but now I'm getting a littler concerned since I'm looking for an area to live. it seems that the further west one goes in the city the worse the pollution levels would be since the wind comes off the lake and blows west. Right? Or is there equal wind from north to south? So it seems that Tosa and Waukesha and areas west wouldl have the most of the cities pollution. Once in awhile I read cases of lung cancer where the patient never smoked. Pollution? And with pollution a person takes it in with every breath whereas with smoking they take the crap in only when they inhale the tobacco smoke. So it seems that breathing in pollution is worse than smoking. The troubling thing about pollution is that you can't normally see it, but its there. Try this web site and see for yourself. Scorecard Home
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Mequon
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I worry so much about it lately that i don't go outside until i am in my triple wrap protector bubble wrap so as to avoid all population and the suns evils rays!

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Old 10-09-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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While driving on the Hoan Bridge, I do see a lovely blanket of smog every once in awhile. I'm not too worried about it however I do think people need to rely on mass transit more than their cars.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Lower Eastside - Farwell Ave just south of Brady St
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It is probably a necessary evil, but I do recall during the bus strike that occurred in the late 1970s how clean the air downtown became. It would be nice if we had a very good transport system here yet that people would want to use that more than their cars.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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While driving on the Hoan Bridge, I do see a lovely blanket of smog every once in awhile. I'm not too worried about it however I do think people need to rely on mass transit more than their cars.
Not smog mang...it's more likely the 'marine layer' cities such as San Diego experience. I don't think Milwaukee has enough vehicles to have a real smog problem, plus we never have stagnant air like in LA...
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Not smog mang...it's more likely the 'marine layer' cities such as San Diego experience. I don't think Milwaukee has enough vehicles to have a real smog problem, plus we never have stagnant air like in LA...
Milwaukee definitely has a marine layer at times, depending on the weather patterns. The weather along the shore of Lake Michigan can be dramatically different than the weather 15 miles inland.

However, the marine layer is not to be confused with pollution. Air pollution is a huge problem for Milwaukee County, as well as all of the coastal counties bordering the southern 1/3 of Lake Michigan. What Karfar is referring to, a visible brownish layer, is pollution. If you watch the air quality index day by day, you'll see it. The AQI in Milwaukee can be very poor. Although ozone can't be seen, there are also ozone problems in the region.
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