Friday, December 26, 2008

The result: the air is bad everywhere

Health Department to Study NYC Air Quality

NEW YORK (AP) -- The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is launching a study of New York City's air quality.

The New York City Community Air Survey will use air pollution monitors throughout the five boroughs to measure pollutants.

The data will be collected over the next year from 150 locations, each of which will be monitored for two-week periods.

The department said the locations are mixed in terms of building density, traffic patterns, and tree cover to reflect the variety of environments in the city.


Anonymous said...

Here's my bet: The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will NOT place ANY air pollution monitors anywhere near ANY park that has artificial turf.

Their explanation will be that the air pollution monitors will pose a danger to the air quality of park users.

And the local papers, including the NYT, will write all this down, telling their paying readers that their own investigations find a scientific basis for not performing a scientific study of artificial turf.

Anonymous said...

How about taking current readings, then giving us projections of what they would be like with another million people.

Anonymous said...

The air is of course especially bad in LIC,parts of Sunnyside,Astoria,Flushing,Greenpoint,
Bushwick,Midtown, and well just about most of NYC.