Learn about the many ways air pollution can harm both your health and the atmosphere and what you can do to help protect the air we breathe.
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"Acid rain" is air pollution produced when acid chemicals are incorporated into rain, snow, fog, or mist. The "acid" in acid rain comes from sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides, products of burning coal and other fuels from certain industrial processes.
- Acid Rain Site for Kids
- Acid Rain Site for Students
- Effects of Acid Rain on Surface Waters
- Effects of Acid Rain on Forests
- EPA Acid Rain Program
- Current Air Quality Conditions
- National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) - The Clean Air Act requires EPA to set NAAQS for six common air pollutants:
- Ozone Layer Protection
- Toxic Air Pollutants
Greenhouse gases trap some of the Earth's outgoing energy, thus retaining heat in the atmosphere.
How you address air pollution in your home can have a big effect on your family's health.
- Burn Wise - EPA partnership program that helps homeowners burn the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance to protect home, health, and the air we breathe.
- Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Indoor Air Quality
- Mold and Moisture
- Smoke-free Homes and Cars
- Carbon Footprint Calculator
- Climate Change: What You Can Do
- Find ENERGY STAR Products
- Fuel Economy (MPG) Guide
- Green Homes: Reducing Energy Use
- Green Vehicle Guide