Today marks the beginning of Air Quality Awareness Week. For the first day of Air Quality Awareness Week, the EPA is increasing awareness of particle pollution.
Particle pollution refers to very small particles that can get into our lungs and cause heart and respiratory issues. Sources of particle pollution include fires, wood stoves, tailpipes, power plants, industries, cars, trucks and construction equipment.
The EPA will increase awareness about other air quality issues every day this week here.
Iowans curious about their community’s air pollution can monitor air quality here.