Achieving Clean Air for a Livable Community The Hon. Robert E. Aufuldish, Commissioner, Lake County June 10, 2005 Air Pollution – A Regional Problem Northeast Ohio has failed to attain the federal health standards for clean air. Ozone – 8 counties in nonattainment.
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The Hon. Robert E. Aufuldish, Commissioner, Lake County
June 10, 2005
Increases in respiratory symptoms like coughing and difficult or painful breathing
Decreased lung function
Reduced visibility (haze)
Damage to stone and other materials
Making lakes and streams acidic
Changing the nutrient balance in coastal waters and large river basins
Depleting the nutrients in soil
Damaging sensitive forests and farm crops
Affecting the diversity of ecosystemsHealth & Environmental Effects of PM2.5
Two overlapping timelines