Jeffco LWV urges support for proposed new EPA ozone standards

To the Editor:

Jefferson County was ranked by the American Lung Association 2014 report as the worst county in Colorado for ozone pollution and was given a grade of F. Ozone levels present in the county and elsewhere in and east of the foothills can cause serious heart and respiratory problems including premature death, especially for those in sensitive groups such as children, teens and those over 65 years, people with asthma or COPD, and individuals with cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Children face special risks from air pollution because their lungs are growing…  Read more….