Outdoor air pollution and health: Minimizing the effects

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How to lower your risk of health effects of outdoor air pollution

Follow these tips to reduce your risk of health effects from air pollution.

What we're doing to reduce outdoor air pollution

Our research on the health effects of smog played a role in developing national air quality standards for particulate matter and ground-level ozone. These standards are an important step in reducing the effects of smog on our health.

We will continue to study the effects of short and long-term exposure to smog-producing pollutants. These studies will lead to more standards and guidelines to help protect you from the health effects of smog.

Learn more about what we're doing to reduce traffic-related air pollution (TRAP).

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