Maui Air quality: Most unhealthy US City is Kahului today?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website AirNow  Kihei on the Hawaiian Island of Maui had the most unhealthy air in the United States at 2.00 pm Hawaii time, measured at 152. According to the AirNow website a measurement between AQI: Unhealthy (151 – 200) means: Everyone may begin to experience health effects members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.

Kahului is the gateway to Maui for tourists from around the world. Hawaii’s second largest international airport is Kahului, Maui (OGG).

On May 22 eTN reported about problems with unhealthy air in Maui.  On May 25 Hawaii Governor Ige together with George Szigeti head of the Hawaii Tourism Authority assured visitors the air in Hawaii is clean, and the state is wide open for tourism.

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Today at 2.00 pm the Environmental Protection Agency is telling the public the air in Kihei, Maui (about 10 miles from Kahului) is good. The air around the Volcano on Hawaii Island is moderate, and the rest of the State is good.

At 2.30pm the Environmental Protection Agency reported the measurement for Kahului dropped to 81, what is moderate.

Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Maui Visitors Bureau, and the Maui Environmental Agency did not get back to eTurboNews, but when reaching out to the office of air quality management in Honolulu eTN was told: “Most of our specialists are on Hawaii Island. We had been monitoring the situation in Kahului all day and had emailed Maui, but we don’t have an answer yet.” According to the spokesperson in Honolulu most likely the measurements are wrong due to maintenance.





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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.

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Maui air quality: Most unhealthy US city is Kahului today?


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