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Davoli, a pediatrician and environmental health expert at Kennedy
Krieger Institute.

It makes me mad sometimes, but if it helps me stay healthy, I guess
it's worth it, Denzelle said.

That's bad news for Denzelle White, a 10-year-old from Edgewood who
likes to play outdoors in the summer, but suffers from asthma.

I don't know what the point is, but I am sorry to say (!) my neighbor 30
miles north, Los Angeles, has beat your long and loquatious (?sp)
article.

But Janice Nolan, director of national policy for the American Lung
Association, said the EPA could have enforced the provisions while the
suit was in the courts.

Anne Arundel and Harford are hit particularly hard because of their
proximity to Baltimore and the bay.

The county bans open burning of brush and debris from June 1 through
Aug.

In some cases, there may be no symptoms, but it's still not good for
you to be out running a marathon on a Code Red day, said Dr.

Joe DeLizia, supervisor of the Harford County Health Department's air
and waste division, said the county does what it can to prevent ozone,
which at high levels can make outdoor exertion difficult or even
dangerous for those with respiratory problems. But Harford County jumped from 50th to 25th in the
national rankings.

The American Lung Association ranked Anne Arundel County as the 18th
worst county nationwide for ozone this year, a slight improvement over
last year's 15th.

To minimize ozone on hot, sunny days, she recommended that people use
public transit or avoid driving, refuel their cars after dark, avoid
painting outdoors and postpone using gas-powered lawn mowers .

Maryland health and environmental officials say the ozone numbers are
the result of dirty air that migrates from the Midwest each summer,
mixes with local pollutants and hits a barrier formed by winds off the
Chesapeake Bay.

Itdoesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do
it in the street and frighten the horses. It has promoted the use of buses
and bicycles and asked county departments to devise ways to reduce
motor vehicle emissions, said Pam Jordan, a county spokeswoman. Baltimore, Maryland Top 10 List (year ending 2002)

Found at:localhost/Harford bear brunt of bad air

2 counties suffer the most in metro area because of Baltimore, the bay

By Dennis O'Brien (Sun Staff)
Originally published May 1, 2003Ozone levels in Anne Arundel and Harford counties are among the
nation's worst, while the Baltimore-Washington region as a whole was
the 11th dirtiest metropolitan area in the country, according to a
study released today. The Los Angeles metropolitan
area had the worst ozone pollution of any region, and California had
four out of the five dirtiest metro areas.JUST RELEASED.

The Lung Association report is based on data collected from air
quality monitoring stations nationwide.

Baltimore and its nearby suburbs also have pollution problems, but
they may not record higher ozone levels because some of their dirty
air is blown away before it's sufficiently cooked, said Jeff Stehr,
an atmospheric scientist at the University of Maryland.

There's only so much we can do, he said.

San Bernardino County, outside Los Angeles, was ranked as the worst
county.

Ozone can damage the lungs and airways, causing inflammation and
exacerbating the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.

An EPA spokesman said the 1997 standards were the subject of a federal
suit by the petroleum and trucking industries, which prevented the
agency from enforcing them.

After Anne Arundel made last year's worst list, the county set up a
task force to deal with the problem. Harford County might have jumped
in the rankings because of its population growth, they say. It also
can make healthy people cough, wheeze and feel tightness in the chest.

Ozone is a gas formed when sunlight and warm summer temperatures heat
the hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxide in emissions from power plants,
internal combustion engines and other sources.
The elderly, infants and young children are the most susceptible. -- Mrs. An ozone alert means her
son can't go outside to inline skate or ride his bike, she said.

That's where the cars are, and that's were the people are, said
Brian Hug, an air quality planner for the state Department of the
Environment. The problem is we're
getting everybody else's pollution.

His mother, Teresa Samuel, keeps an eye on television weather reports
in the summer to watch for high ozone levels. 31 and helps the state supervise local sources such as dry
cleaners, auto body shops and restaurants with charbroilers.

The report, released with the approach of summer, is based on ozone
levels recorded during the three-year period that ended in 2001, the
most recent year for which figures are available. Patrick Campbell (English actress)
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