Focal Point: Clearing the Air
"Clearing the Air" profiles a couple with three asthmatic children, an elderly person and an avid cyclist who've all had problems with ozone and are concerned about the area's air quality. The program also includes interviews with air quality experts from the EPA, the state Division of Air Quality and the American Lung Association all of whom collect and report data on air pollution and advise citizens on what to do about it. It also includes interviews from some who question the data and the EPA standards.Posted — Updated
Original Air Date: Aug. 20, 2004
Is our air really as bad as in those big cities? What measures are used to determine those rankings and are they fair? Should we worry about the air we’re breathing in North Carolina? And if so, what should we do about it? This 30-minute documentary examines the ozone issue and helps answer those questions.
Finally, the documentary looks at measures being taken to improve North Carolina’s air quality, including the transition to cleaner burning power plants and automobiles. While the documentary reveals that our state’s ozone problem is getting better it raises concern over whether than trend can continue in the face of increasing growth and development
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