Teresa Board…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN

34. I heard Columbus does not have a lot of industry, how is the air quality

Asked by Teresa Boardman, Saint Paul, MN Wed May 16, 2007

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Our regional planning commission said recently that we do have an air pollution problem. I believe it's mostly transportation, all the automobiles. We don't have much industry in comparison to most of the cities in this part of the country.

The Lung Association gave Columbus an F for both ozone days and particles in the air. The Lung Associaton does not grad on a curve though we had way less ozone days than LA but both cities got an F.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 16, 2007
Air quality is poor. I know lots of kids with asthma and can actually smell emissions some days. Summer days ARE smoggy - just fly out of it sometime, there is no doubt. Auto emissions and coal fired power plants are the biggest source of air pollution in Ohio.

As bad as LA? That is truly hard to believe, but Ohio has a long way to go to clean up the environment. (I would hardly call the American Lung Association a bastion of gobble degook spouting tree huggers!)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 31, 2008
It's not bad at all, there is hardly any industry here and I've lived here for 40 years and have yet to see any type of smog whatsoever. It does get humid here in the summers but that's about it. I'm not sure what environmental gobble degook the the American Lung Association is spouting, but if Columbus gets the same grade as L.A. then there's something seriously wrong with their grading scale, and it's useless because there is a BIG difference.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2008
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