Protecting Your Health

Learn what air pollution is, where it comes from, and how it can harm you and your family.

Impacts on Your Health

Natural defenses protect our lungs from germs and large particles like dust and pollen. Air pollution harms lung tissue directly and bypasses or weakens those important defenses. Air pollution can make your eyes water, irritate your nose, mouth and throat, and make you cough and wheeze. But most important, it can worsen lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. It can even kill. » More

What Makes Air Unhealthy?

Unhealthy air comes from dirty power plants, dirty diesel cars and trucks, and heavy construction equipment, to name a few sources. Even natural sources like fires and dust contribute to air pollution. Find out what’s in unhealthy air and where it comes from. » More

Protect Yourself

You can reduce the harm that dirty air can do to you and your family. Here are some tips to minimize your exposure to dangerous air pollutants. The more information you have, the healthier you can be. » More