Kansas Air Quality Education


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Air Quality in Kansas
How is the air quality in Kansas?
Kansas is fortunate to experience good overall air quality, however, we have our occasional "bad air day." Our central location in the country, prevailing southerly winds, and hot summer temperatures negatively affect the air we breathe. The Bureau of Air (BoA) monitors and tracks five air pollutants at sites across Kansas, to assure that health-based air quality standards, set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are not exceeded. These pollutants include oxides of nitrogen (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM), and ground-level ozone.

We can't do anything about our geography or the weather, but we can take action to reduce emissions we generate in our daily activities. Taking action to maintain our vehicles is a great way to help maintain clean air. Reducing air pollutants can also reduce excess greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. Reducing air pollution improves our air quality, protects the health of the public and sometimes puts a little money back into our pockets.

 

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Air Quality in Kansas
Air Quality Overview and Kansas Air Quality Reports
| Clean Air Lawn Care
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Air Quality Fact Sheets for the Individual
Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs
| Clean Air Lawn Care Brochure
| Clean Air Lawn Care Quick Reference and Planting Guide
| Kids 4 Better Air
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