Air Pollution

AIRNOW – U.S. EPA

Air pollution data, ozone forecasting, information about public health and environmental effects of air pollution, and actions you can take to reduce pollution.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

The BAAQMD (District) is the regional, government agency that regulates sources of air pollution within the nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties.

California Air Resources Board

CA air regulations, CA Almanac of Emissions and Air Quality, air emissions modeling, the gasoline additive MTBE, information on reducing air pollution from marine engines, and management of smoke from agricultural burning.

Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand

Focus is air quality and the mechanics of air pollution. Information about publications, training courses, conferences, and seminars.

Clean Air Task Force

A nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring clean air and healthy environments in the United States through scientific research, public education, and legal advocacy.

Denver Vehicle Emissions Testing Program

Describes the mandatory vehicle emissions testing program in the Denver-Boulder area of Colorado, including maps to emissions stations, testing requirements, help for failing vehicles and tips to keep from becoming a gross polluter.

EDF Chemical Scorecard

Toxic Release Inventory data for the US (emissions of toxic chemicals to air and water). Search for data on toxic chemicals in your community. Also provides information on human health effects.

History of the Clean Air Act

Recounts the historical development of United States air quality statutes and regulations, including an introduction to the technical concepts involved.

National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory – U.S. EPA

Federal Government’s principal program to control air pollution from motor vehicles. Primary responsibilities include developing programs to reduce mobile source related air pollution; evaluating emission control technology; testing vehicles, engines, and fuels; and determining compliance with Federal emissions and fuel economy standards.

NOAA – Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration laboratory research activities are divided into three themes: Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness, and Climate Variability. Each encompasses a number of programs and projects.

Parkland Airshed Management Zone Association

Provides information about the PAMZ, a non-profit multi-stakeholder organization established to manage and monitor air quality issues in central Alberta, Canada.

SEIPH – Environmental Research Group

Air quality monitoring networks of London, Bedfordshire, Kent, and Hertfordshire in the UK. Near real time data is available from the site.

State/Local Air Pollution Control Agencies

The State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators (STAPPA) and the Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials (ALAPCO) are national associations representing air pollution control agencies in the 54 U.S. states/territories and over 150 major metropolitan areas. Site has information and links.

UK Air Quality Archive

Features information on the causes and effects of pollution. Includes forecast bulletin, 24 hour summaries and articles.