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Learn how air quality affects your health during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 28 - May 2, 2014.

Monday: Do Your Part: Reduce Your Contribution to Air Pollution
Riding Bike Nearly every day, each of us contributes a little to air pollution – but we don’t always realize it. Take a few minutes to think about how you contribute to air pollution. Then come up with a plan to make some changes.  Here are some tips from one of our partner agencies, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department in Arizona.  Try out their suggestions during Air Quality Awareness week! More


Tuesday: Air Quality- Important at Every Age
Girl on Swing Two of the most common pollutants in the U.S. are ozone, or smog, and particle pollution.  They can be harmful to the health of hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. You could be one of them, especially if you’re very young, an older American, or otherwise on the list below. More


Wednesday: Air Quality & Your Health
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You’re doing a lot of things to keep your heart healthy. You eat right. You exercise. You don’t smoke. Are you paying attention to air quality? If not, today’s the day to start. More



Thursday: Get Outside…with the Air Quality Index !
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During the warmer months, people tend to increase their exposure to air pollution because more people are outside more often- working in the yard, swimming, doing sports and summer camps, and camping.  More

 



Friday: Traveler's Health
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Don’t forget to check the Air Quality Index when you’re on vacation or travel.  No matter where you go, you can always access the AQI. More



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