Airborne particles are the main ingredient of haze, smoke and airborne dust and present serious air quality problems in many areas of the United States. This particulate pollution can occur year-round and cause a number of serious health problems, even at concentrations found in many major cities.


Find out more about particle pollution, who is at risk and what you can do to protect yourself by reading the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) brochure, Particle Pollution and Your Health.


Particle Pollution and Your Health:  Created on July 26th, 2011.  Last Modified on July 26th, 2011


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