Healthy Outdoor Air

Air pollution poses a serious threat to our nation's health and we're working to ensure that the air you breathe is clean and safe.  Our programs and initiatives help to proactively identify and reduce exposure to harmful air pollutants as we strive to create communities with healthier air indoors and out. Browse the links below to learn more about what we do, what we can do to help you and how you can help reduce air quality concerns in your area.

Clean Diesel

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In the past, diesel engines have suffered from the stigma of being dirty polluters. Learn what we're doing to reduce these emissions. » More

Healthy Air Campaign

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The Clean Air Act protects public health by reducing harmful pollution, soot, and air toxins, and gives the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the ability to clean up the air. Sixty-nine percent of Americans believe EPA scientists – not Congress – should set health standards. » More

State of the Air Report

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State of the Air is a report card on air pollution in communities across the nation. The more you learn, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make our air cleaner and healthier.

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State of the Air App

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Bring the fight for air to your phone. Help protect your health by downloading this free app.

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Clean Air Choice

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Air pollution affects everyone no matter location, age, gender, race, religion, or ethnicity. However, it can impact the most sensitive members of our community much more severely. The very young, elderly, and those with pre-existing health concerns are most susceptible. ’ More

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Drive Electric Illinois

Drive Electric Illinois

Please join us for a day of discussion and education relating to the potential opportunities and challenges relating to the use of electric vehicles in Illinois. Presenters from different areas throughout the industry will be on hand to share their insights and to answer questions from the audience. » More

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Tobacco-Free Campuses

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Information for health professionals and college/university administrators on how to make their campuses tobacco-free. » More

Tobacco-Free Parks

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Information for health professionals and residents on passing tobacco-free policies for parks and other outdoor areas. » More