What is it?
Air quality is a measure of air cleanliness. Substances such as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and others are considered to be air pollutants when concentration is high enough to cause adverse affects. When air pollutants accumulate in the atmosphere, air quality is reduced and our health and the health of ecosystems can be affected.
What Can You Do?
Citizens can assist in the effort of improving air quality and reducing green house gas emissions through:
- Energy Conservation
- Purchasing major and small appliances recognized as ENERGY STAR products
- Reduce vehicle emissions through alternate transportation methods (public transit, car pooling, walking, cycling) and adopting a no-idle philosophy
- Proper disposal of hazardous materials
Learn About Air Quality
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