Air Quality

Environmental Justice and Air Quality
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The City is working to reduce air pollution - both indoor and outdoor. We are reducing harmful products that cause air pollution in homes and offices. We are also working to reduce pollution from the thousands of automobiles and trucks that travel daily on streets and freeways.

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Outdoor air quality refers to the air surrounding us when we are outdoors.  Also known as ambient air quality, it is affected by weather conditions, wind, and the distance from major sources of pollution such as industrial facilities and the traffic on nearby freeways.

 
Common household products such as aerosol sprays, paints, and solvents can cause air pollution inside homes and offices. Indoor air pollution can pose a greater risk to health, when compared to outdoor air pollution, because we spend extended periods of time indoors breathing the same air.Read>