Milwaukee is breathtaking, but in a bad way

While we can breathe easily knowing that Scranton, Pa. is the worst American city for asthma sufferers, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, we can't help but gasp at the knowledge that Milwaukee is fifth out of 100 cities on the 2006 Asthma Capitals list.

"Researchers developing this year's rankings looked at 12 factors from three broad categories -- prevalence, risk, and medical factors," according to an Asthma and Allergy Foundation news release. "Factors are weighted differently but the most important ones are the risk factors, which included annual pollution and ozone levels, pollen counts, public smoking bans, and more."

The closing of the Zodiac Lounge can't have helped Milwaukee's score.

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OMCreader | Feb. 16, 2006 at 11:11 a.m. (report)

Cozen Beguile said: Pope, Ode on Solitude Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air In his own ground.

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OMCreader | Feb. 10, 2006 at 12:08 p.m. (report)

Cozen Beguile said: Freddy says it's OK. You can even run your cars and lawn mowers with the garage door closed!

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