Indoor and Outdoor Air

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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

Test Your Home For Radon

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The only way to tell how much radon is in your home is to test for it. By testing your home for radon, you are taking a step toward a healthier indoor environment for you and your family. » More

Learn More About Radon & How to Protect Your Family

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The American Lung Association in Illinois offers a number of ways to protect your loved ones from radon. Learn more about this colorless, odorless gas, order a test kit or participate in our Radon Measurement Licensure Course. » More

Outdoor Air Quality


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