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Air Quality
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Everyone is affected by the quality of our air, whether indoors or outdoors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works to identify and measure exposure to hazards in air and to prevent health effects related to those hazards.

Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Program
This National Center for Environmental Health program leads CDC’s fight against environmental-related respiratory illnesses and studies indoor and outdoor air pollution.

Health Issues Related to Air Quality

Provides general information on asthma, information on data and surveillance, interventions, legislation and policy, more...

Asthma and Allergies (workplace)
Gives information on asthma and allergies in farm settings, latex allergies, isocyanates, animal handling, surveillance, more...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Shows basic information; information specific to boats, emergency, and workplace settings; policy; more...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Includes FAQ, surveillance data.

Provides general information on tobacco use and prevention, measuring environmental chemicals, tobacco control program guidelines, tobacco & women, more...

Indoor Air Quality

Provides general information on asbestos, as well as links to surveillance and sampling information.

Indoor Environmental Quality (workplace)
Includes information on building air quality, ventilation, workplace hazard evaluations, more...

Workplace Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs) related to Indoor Environmental Quality
Shows reports about NIOSH investigations to determine if substances normally found in workplaces have potential toxic effects.

Provides basic facts about mold, cleanup and remediation, more...

Featured Items:

Guidance for Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks
(DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-136)

Guidance for Filtration and Air-Cleaning Systems to Protect Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks

(DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-139)

These documents identify actions that building owners or managers can take to enhance occupant protection from airborne chemical, biological, or radiological attacks.

Outdoor Air Quality

Provides general information about air pollution and air quality from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Air Quality and Forest Fires
Includes information about fire safety, heath effects of wildfire smoke.

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