Air Program Resources
OAR programs are improving public health by (1) reducing emissions of criteria pollutants (ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and lead), (2) reducing emissions of air toxics, (3) addressing issues of climate change, (4) requiring cleaner vehicles and cleaner fuels, and (5) improving indoor air quality.
Additional information on these topics (alphabetically arranged):
- About Air Toxics - Learn about air toxics and the health & environmental effects of these pollutants.
- Air Pollutants - Get more information about specific air pollutants including: aerosols, asbestos, carbon monoxide (CO), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), criteria pollutants, ozone, hazardous air pollutants (HAP), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), lead (PB), mercury (Hg), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), propellants, radiation, radon, refrigerants, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Asthma - Read about what EPA, communities, and others are doing about asthma
- Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant program - information for communities to address multiple sources of toxic pollution.
- Community-Based Air Toxics Projects - Learn about community-based air toxics projects that are designed to assess and address health and environmental issues at the local level.
- Global Atmospheric Protection - Some air pollution issues extend beyond the United States and cover the globe. This page provides information on these global issues including: acid rain, climate change, international programs, and ozone depletion.
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportationís National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announce program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
- Indoor Air Quality - Find about what you are breathing and how to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) around you.
- National Clean Diesel Campaign - Campaign furthers EPA's commitment to reduce health and environmental harm from diesel emissions in all communities including those with minority and disadvantaged populations that may receive disproportionate impacts from diesel emissions. Key efforts are grant funding, school bus idle reduction kits, and seven Regional Clean Diesel Collaboratives.
- Regulations and Statutes - Get information about the rules, regulations, statutes, and strategies that protect your air quality.
- Transportation and Air Quality - Learn about regulations that protect public health and the environment from motor vehicle and other "mobile sources" include cars and light trucks, heavy trucks and buses, nonroad recreational vehicles (such as dirt bikes and snowmobiles), farm and construction machines, lawn and garden equipment, marine engines, aircraft, and locomotives.
- Woodstove Changeout Program, which has targeted assistance to Tribal communities and those with potential EJ concerns