Clean Air Glossary

Contents1 The Six Criteria Pollutants1.1 Carbon Monoxide1.2 Lead1.3 Nitrogen Dioxide1.4 Ozone1.5 Particulate Matter1.6 Sulfur Dioxide2 Defining Air Quality2.1 Attainment vs. Nonattainment2.2 Hazardous Air Pollutants2.3 Major Pollutants3 What is Ozone?3.1 … Read more

Get the Facts

Americans are making great strides cleaning the air. For nearly three decades, emissions have been declining and air pollution levels dropping in virtually every city in the nation. Here … Read more

Smog Shrinkage

Summer is more than half over, and thus far it has been a very good one for air quality in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. By many measures, June … Read more

Air Pollution Lesson Plan

The Foundation for Clean Air Progress provides teachers with the tools and resources they need to present air pollution lesson plans to all age groups – from kindergarten to … Read more

Clean Air Plans to Benefit Children

Residents of five major metropolitan areas–Houston, Milwaukee, Chicago, Baltimore and Philadelphia–will be able to breathe cleaner air because of smog-reduction plans that were approved recently by the Environmental Protection … Read more

Cleaning the Air… What You Can Do

Contents1 Behind the Wheel1.1 Always…2 At Home3 Other tips:4 Progress Against Pollution Behind the Wheel On hot, sunny days, when conditions are conducive to smog… Consider ways to limit … Read more

Air Pollution Facts

During the past 29 years, air pollution in the United States has dramatically decreased as a result of the combined efforts of government, industry and individuals. Yet, research indicates … Read more

Air Pollution Statistics

During the past 29 years, air pollution in the United States has dramatically decreased as a result of the combined efforts of government, industry and individuals. Yet, research indicates … Read more