These students are part of a 10-year research study on the long-term effects of air pollution on health. Scientists
are trying to answer the question: How does growing up in a smoggy area affect kids' health? The students in this
picture are being tested to see how well their lungs are working.
The ARB sponsors scientific research on the causes of air pollution and how it affects our health.
Researchers are also searching for ways to reduce air pollution.
Based on this research, the ARB sets air quality standards and passes regulations that reduce
air pollution produced by cars, trucks, industry, and most products.