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General Information

AirCompare
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Developed by the U.S. EPA, AirCompare provides local air quality information to help you make informed, health-protective decisions about moving or vacationing.

Spare the Air
Sacramento (CA) Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Spare the Air is a regional partnership that identifies actions citizens can take when air quality is predicted to be unhealthy and recognizes that clean air is important for the health and well-being of the region.

Climate Change and Global Warming

Conservation and Climate Change (C3) Challenge
Broward County (FL) Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality
The C3 Challenge provides an educational competition intended to engage students, teachers, school administrators, staff, and parents in practical actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at school and at home.

Primer on Climate Change Science
National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA)
NACAA has published a summary of the most important information on climate change science with the view to answering some of the key questions about this issue.

Health Effects of Air Pollution

Air Quality Index (AQI) - A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality so citizens can reduce their exposure to poor air quality and learn about the associated health effects that may be concern to them.

Overall Health Effects and Health Effects from Specific Pollutants
Sacramento (CA) Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
An online resource that outlines the symptoms and health effects associated with many common types of air pollution.

Motor Vehicles

Fuel Economy Guide
U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency
This Fuel Economy Guide from the USDOE and the EPA helps consumers make well-informed choices when choosing current model year vehicles based on estimated fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions.

B2 Breathe Better - An Anti-Idling/Clean Air Campaign
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Air Quality
South Carolina’s anti-idling/clean air campaign involves students, faculty, administration, local government and community partners to reduce harmful vehicle emissions around school campuses by reducing idling.

Wood Smoke

Burn Wise – Learn Before You Burn
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA’s Burn Wise program is a partnership emphasizing the importance of burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance to protect your home, health, and the air we breathe.

Smoke and Your Health
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Smoke and Your Health provides an online resource for citizens who heat their homes with wood or enjoy the occasional outdoor fire. It outlines the legal responsibilities under Washington State law, for being a responsible wood burner to avoid fines for illegal burning practices and for helping keep the air healthy.