This special Clean Air Guide is the web-based version of OCE's Community Clean Air Kits. The purpose of the Guide is to provide individuals, parents and kids with essential information about the air that you breathe. The Guide also answers your questions about what causes air pollution, how air pollution can cause illnesses, who is responsible for making your air clean, and what you can do to contribute to the health of your community. It is OCE's hope that this Guide will educate and incite thought about the quality of the air you breathe.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF POLLUTION
Most people know that air pollution can be harmful to
your health, but many of us don't know why its harmful, or what
diseases it can cause or contribute to.
Health Effects of Air Pollution provides information on pollutants, their sources and their health
CHILDREN'S HEALTH GUIDE
Children and infants are at greater risk from air pollution
than adults for many reasons.
In the Children's Health Guide,
find out what you can do to lessen your child's exposure to air
pollution, as well as the effect that diesel school buses may have
on your school age child.
AIR QUALITY GOVERNMENT GUIDE
Which government agency is responsible for regulating
air pollution? What laws mandate clean air? Which local agency enforces
the clean air laws?
In the Air Quality Government
Guide, there is information about the Clean Air Act, the primary
law governing clean air, and about local, state and federal agencies.
CLEAN AIR GLOSSARY
Understanding air pollution and how it affects us can
be a daunting task. There are so many technical terms and acronyms
used! Yet, it is extremely important to understand these terms in
order to know how we can be impacted.
The Clean Air Glossary provides
definitions to some of the most common air pollution terminology.