Check Air Quality and Report Pollution

Air Pollution Complaints | California Air Resources Board

California Air Resources Board - BreathWell

San Diego County “Tell Us Now” App to Report Air Quality, etc. - iPhone, Android

Air Pollution

Laws and Regulations

CA Air Resources Board (CARB) Community Air Protection Program

Clean Air Act: What It Is and What It Has Done

Overview of the U.S. Clean Air Act

S.1750 - Clean School Bus Act of 2019

Fireworks

Farewell, fireworks! Lake Oswego planning laser light show for Fourth of July

Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damage.

  • In 2017, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 12,900 people for fireworks related injuries; 54% of those injuries were to the extremities and 36% were to the head. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for more than one-third (36%) of the estimated 2017 injuries. These injury estimates were obtained or derived from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2015 Fireworks Annual Report

Articles

Air Pollution, Explained

Airborne Particulate Matter and Public Health

American Lung Association - State of the Air (SOTA)

EPA - Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools

EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools For Schools Reference Guide

EPA - Learning and Training for Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Air Pollution and the Brain

Air Pollution Around Schools Is Linked To Poorer Student Health And Academic Performance

Air Pollution Increases ER Visits

Air Pollution Robs Us of Our Smarts and Our Lungs

Associations Between Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution, Glycosylated Hemoglobin and Diabetes

Asthma Rates Dropped With Less Air Pollution

California Short-lived Pollutant Reduction Strategy

CDC - Particle Pollution

Childhood Asthma: A Lingering Effect of Redlining

Declining Air Quality Threatens the Health of Millions

Diesel Exhaust and Cancer

Diesel pollution stunts children’s lung growth, major study shows

ELECTRIC BUSES: CLEAN TRANSPORTATION FOR HEALTHIER NEIGHBORHOODS AND CLEANER AIR

EPA Environmental and Public Health, Air Pollution and the Healthcare System

EPA Green Vehicle Guide

EPA Indoor Air Quality Guidance for Schools

Flow: a Personal Air-Quality Tracker that Fits in your Hand

Growing Corn Is A Major Contributor To Air Pollution

How Air Pollution Harms Your Body

How Air Pollution Is Doing More Than Just Killing Us

How Much Asthma Does Traffic Pollution Cause in Your City?

Millions More Americans Breathing Dirty Air as Planet Warms

Mongolia: A Toxic Warning To The World

More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

The Polluted Brain: Evidence Builds That Dirty Air Causes Alzheimer’s, Dementia

San Diego's Air is Among the Nation's Dirtiest

Self-driving cars could one day clog streets with traffic and pollution

Study Finds Babies at risk in strollers from car exhaust

Study Finds Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution And Who Breathes It

Toxic air pollution to shorten children's lives by 20 months

Tracking the toxic air that's killing millions

UK scientists aiming to use bionic leaves to tackle air pollution

We’ll soon know the exact air pollution from every power plant in the world. That’s huge.

What does air pollution do to our bodies?

What is Particle Pollution?

Where do the Children Play? The Problem of Particulate Air Pollution

World Health Organization (WHO) - Air Quality and Health

World Health Organization (WHO) - Ambient air pollution: Health Impacts

Curriculum

AIR QUALITY

Clean Air Elementary School Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Clean Air Middle School Lesson Plans, Grades 6-8

EPA Air Quality and Energy STEM

EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools

Invisible Air Pollution: I Don't Believe My Eyes, STEM

I've Gotta Get Some Air, STEM

Greenhouse Atmosphere: Let's Heat Things Up, STEM

A Merry-Go-Round for Dirty Air, STEM

The No Zone of Ozone, STEM

NSTA Cleaning the Air, Grades 6-8

On the Move: Pollution Transport & Weather, STEM

Pollution Solutions, STEM

Sensing Air Pollution, STEM

The 6 Infamous Pollutants, Grades 4-6

Visible Air Pollution: You've Got to See It to Believe It, STEM

What's Air Got to Do with It? Properties & Quality, STEM

What's Hiding in the Air?, STEM

Washing Air: Wet Scrubber Pollutant Recovery Method, STEM

What's a Kid to Do? Environmental Letter Campaign, STEM

AIR QUALITY: VEHICLE IDLING

Clean Air for Schools Lesson Plan, Grades K-2

Clean Air for Schools Lesson Plan, Grades 3-5

Clean Air for Schools Lesson Plan, Grades 6-8

Idlers: Please Stop Your Engines!, Grades 3-5