Everyone deserves to breathe clean, healthy air, no matter where they live. In Los Angeles County nearly all of us live in areas that are affected by air pollution, with poor communities and people of color being most affected. Breathing polluted air can have serious health consequences, from eye irritation to asthma attacks and even premature death. Most pollutants in our air come from cars, trucks, and other vehicles, but air can also be contaminated by factories, other businesses, and even the furniture inside our homes. Air quality also worsens with climate change through hotter weather, drought, and wildfires. Federal and state laws are in place to protect the air we breathe. You can help protect the air in your community by reporting air-related problems to local agencies.
Follow the links below to learn more about air pollution and how to report a problem.
We all deserve to breathe clean, healthy air. We all know that outside our air can be dirty because of cars, trucks, and factories. But the air inside our homes and apartments can also have pollution that affects our health. The air where we live can be contaminated from everyday activities like cooking, cleaning with household cleaners, and petting the dog. That pollution can cause health problems like triggering an asthma attack, irritating eyes, nose, and throat, and even exposing us to chemicals that can cause cancer.
Follow the links below to learn more about how to keep contaminants out of your home’s air.