By Air, Land and Sea: Tackling the Ozone Issue on Lake Michigan’s Shores

Read the full story from U.S. EPA.

Despite controls implemented over the years to lower emissions of air pollutants, Lake Michigan communities near the shoreline still experience elevated ozone levels that exceed federal ozone standards set by the Clean Air Act. Contaminants such as nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds interact with sunlight and hot temperature to form ozone.

To help these communities and other states near bodies of water with similar air quality challenges, EPA scientists are collaborating with multiple agencies for the Lake Michigan Ozone Study–a field study aimed at better understanding ozone chemistry and meteorology along the Wisconsin-Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline using a combination of aircraft, ground-based, and ship-based measurements.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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