Understanding Air Pollution
This page last reviewed August 30, 2010
What are air pollutants? Where do they come from? Learn about air pollution and how it affects your health.
Air pollution continues to be an
important public health concern. Follow these links to find information
about air pollution—its causes, its effects on human health and the
environment, and how to reduce it.
- What is Air Pollution?
- Why is Pollution Bad For You?
- What Makes Up Air Pollution?
- Air Pollution Glossary
Clean Air for California Communities
The Research Division conducts numerous projects to examine exposures to air pollutants, the harmful effects of air pollution on health, and actions needed to reduce exposures and risk. Read more about ongoing research studies regarding health and exposure on our Health Services page.