Ironman Stresses Importance of Local Air Quality
As a life-long athlete and resident of Louisville, I feel the air quality in our city is so much better than it was when I was growing up. As a matter of fact, the other day I was talking to an out of town client and I told him, “Fifteen years ago one would not have been able to see the stars because of the pollution in the air. Now, however, it's refreshing to look up and see the twinkles in the stars.”
As the person who brought Ford Ironman Louisville to the city, and as a competitor in that same event, I can say without reservation that I heard of no air quality issues among my competitors. With Louisville becoming one of the most popular destinations in the United States for cyclists (Louisville has one of the oldest cycling clubs in the U.S. dating to 1840), continued improvement of the city’s air quality is important. With so many outdoor events that are interested in Louisville, we'd hate for our air to be an issue.
New Standards May Bring More Alerts
We have already called multiple Air Quality Alerts this year, and have had nine days in which the community exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (aka NAAQS) for ozone. Does this mean that the air in our region is getting more polluted?Read more...
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