AirReport – Insight on Air Quality

FYI – Before becoming an intern at The Clean Air Campaign I never paid attention to the effects that driving my car had on the environment. I never thought about the harmful effects that idling (emissions coming from my car tailpipe) could have on my health or for that matter the health of anyone. Once I began my internship I gravitated towards air quality and the impact that it can have on a community. Having the opportunity to help work on the Air Quality Awareness Week manual I soon realized how important air quality was to Georgia.

Get this! Both human activity and weather can cause air pollution. Remember, one mile of driving produces one pound of pollution.  So every mile counts, and every action can make a BIG difference!


Transportation is a pollutant source that we can influence. Rethinking how we get to school, work, or our friend’s house can help make a BIG difference in the air we breathe.

FYI – Air Quality can be tracked by six types of pollutants – ground level ozone, particle pollution (tiny particles from ash, vehicle exhaust, soil dust, pollen, and other pollution), lead, sulfur, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide.

We have to take action for clean air. We have to challenge ourselves to improve air quality and traffic congestion. We can start by carpooling, riding the bus, or walking. What’s your take on air quality?

For more information about Georgia’s Air Quality check out http://www.cleanaircampaign.org/Your-Air-Quality-Transportation/Smog-and-Air-Quality

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