Muscatine considers text/email warnings for poor air quality

Muscatine, IA. Photo by Pete Zarria, Flickr.

Muscatine has received lot of criticism in recent years for the county’s poor air quality.

In order to help residents deal with air quality issues, the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors is considering sending out emails or text messages whenever the air quality is deemed unsafe.

The system could also be used to warn residents of harmful weather and other public health issues.

Read more from the Quad City Times here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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