Why air quality matters
Clean, healthy air is essential to our day-to-day wellbeing, our long-term health, and the health of the environment we depend on. The Clean Air Agency focuses its efforts on reducing air pollutants that pose the greatest health risks to our region – which include criteria air pollutants, air toxics and greenhouse gases.
Read on for more information about our region's air quality priorities, how air quality affects our health, and some factors that influence air quality (such as weather and landscape).
Criteria air pollutants
These six pollutants are regulated to assure our region meets national air quality standards.