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Air Quality Publications - Free from the EPA

 Below are a wide variety of free publications from the EPA about air quality, air pollution and your health.

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Image of publication cover    Air Quality Index - A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health: This booklet explains EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI) and the health effects of major air pollutants.
8/31/03 | HTML (20KB) | PDF (color) (905KB) | PDF (b&w) (586KB)
Air Quality Index logo    AQI Logo: Download EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI) logo for use on your local web site or newspaper. As part of providing consistent reporting of the AQI across the nation, EPA has developed a standard AQI logo that can be used by state and local Air Quality Agencies and media to assist in the reporting of the AQI.
10/13/99 | HTML (24KB)
     Guideline for Reporting of Daily Air Quality - Air Quality Index (AQI): This guidance is designed to aid local agencies in reporting the air quality using the AQI as required in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). For more information contact Terence Fitz-Simons at
(fitz-simons.terence@epa.gov)
7/15/99 | PDF (70KB)
     Air Quality Index Reporting; Final Rule: This Federal Register notice provides EPA's rationale for the 1999 revisions to the Air Quality Index used by States for daily reporting to the general public in accordance with section 319 of the Clean Air Act.
8/4/99 | PDF (185KB) Fact Sheet: HTML (24KB) | PDF (37KB)
     Interactive AQI Calculator: Convert ambient pollutant concentrations (parts per billion or parts per million) to AQI values and vice versa. AQI to Concentration | Concentration to AQI . A simple PC program which allows the user to convert ambient pollutant concentrations (parts per billion or parts per million) to AQI values and vice versa.
EXE (407KB)
     Air Quality Guide for Ozone: This guide provides you with information about ways to protect your health when ozone levels reach the unhealthy range, and ways you can help reduce ozone air pollution.
8/17/99 | HTML (18KB) | PDF (34KB)
     Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution: This guide provides you with information about ways to protect your health when particle pollution levels reach the unhealthy range, and ways you can help reduce particle air pollution.
8/31/03 | HTML (29KB) | PDF (65KB)
 
     Particle Pollution and Your Health: This short, colorful pamphlet tells who is at risk from exposure to particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), what health effects may be caused by particles, and simple measures that can be taken to reduce health risk.
09/01/03 | HTML (30KB) | PDF (color) (320KB) | PDF (b&w) (195KB)
     Ozone and Your Health: This short, colorful pamphlet tells who is at risk from exposure to ozone, what health effects are caused by ozone, and simple measures that can be taken to reduce health risk.
9/15/99 | HTML (17KB) | PDF (color) (186KB) | PDF (b&w) (153KB)
     Smog - Who Does it Hurt? This 8-page booklet provides more detailed information than "Ozone and Your Health" about ozone health effects and how to avoid them.
7/15/99 | HTML (16KB) | PDF (274KB)
     Summertime Safety: Keeping Kids Safe from Sun and Smog This document discusses summer health hazards that pertain particularly to children and includes information about EPA's Air Quality Index and UV Index tools.
PDF (304KB)
     How Smoke from Fires Can Affect Your Health: It's important to limit your exposure to smoke -- especially if you may be susceptible. This publication provides steps you can take to protect your health.
HTML (14KB)
 
Image of publication cover    Ozone: Good Up High, Bad Nearby: Ozone acts as a protective layer high above the earth, but it can be harmful to breathe. This publication provides basic information about ground-level and high-altitude ozone.
04/30/03 | HTML (15KB) | PDF (1.4MB)
     Focus Group Report: Report of Eight Focus Groups on the Ozone Map, the Pollutant Standards Sub-Index for Ozone, and the Ozone Health Effects Booklet. This report was used to develop the 1999 revision to the Air Quality Index.
11/19/98 | PDF (518KB)
Image of publication cover    Ozone Monitoring, Mapping, and Public Outreach, Delivering Real-Time Ozone Information to Your Community: People who live in communities with high ozone levels can use timely and accurate information to make informed decisions about how to protect their health from ozone exposure and when to take actions to reduce local ozone levels. This handbook is designed to provide you with step-by-step instructions about how to provide this information to your community.
9/15/99 | HTML (11KB) | PDF (1.7MB)
     Guidelines for Developing an Air Quality (Ozone and PM2.5) Forecasting Program: This report provides technical guidance to help air quality agencies develop, operate, and evaluate ozone and PM2.5 forecasting programs. This document provides: 1) Background information about ozone and PM2.5 and the weather's effect on these pollutants; 2) A list of how air quality forecasts are currently used; 3) A summary and evaluation of methods currently used to forecast ozone and PM2.5; 4) Steps to develop and operate an air quality forecasting program and 5) Information on the level of effort needed to set up and operate a forecasting program. The intended audience of this document is project managers, meteorologists, air quality analysts, and data analysts.
8/15/03 | PDF (1.47MB)
      US EPA's 2005 National Air Quality Conference: Conference held February 13-16, 2005, in San Francisco, CA.
Conference Brochure PDF (203KB)
Conference Presentations HTML
     
      US EPA's 2004 National Air Quality Conference: Conference held February 22-25, 2004, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Conference Brochure PDF (204KB)
Conference Presentations HTML
     
     US EPA's 2003 National Air Quality Conference: Conference held February 2-5, 2003, in San Antonio, Texas.
Conference Brochure PDF (1.62MB)
Conference Presentations HTML (22KB)

This page was updated on 30-Mar-2016