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Air Pollution and Respiratory Health


The Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Program is part of the National Center for Environmental Health, within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that focuses on "environmental-related respiratory illness", such as asthma, carbon monoxide poisoning, and mold exposure. They also study "indoor and o ...

Department of Energy (DOE)


The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.  DOE's Fossil Energy R&D Project Data Base includes information on "active research and development projects spanning a wide range of coal, petroleum and natural gas topics."  Also see the Clean Coal Research section of the site for more information on clean coal research and techn ...

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)



The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1970 and its "mission is to protect human health and the environment." The EPA regulates air pollution under the Clean Air Act legislation (also see The Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act).

The EPA's ...

National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)


The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is "one of 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)." The NIEHS site provides access to information about the health effects of air pollution and other environmental contaminants. See the Heal ...

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is concerned with the "condition of the oceans and atmosphere." NOAA's Air Quality page focuses on information related to the forecasting and monitoring of greenhouse gases, aerosols, and more, that affect the atmosphere and oceans.

National Park Service (NPS)


The mission of the Air Resources Division of the National Park Service (NPS) is "to preserve, protect, enhance, and understand air quality and other resources sensitive to air quality in the National Park System." The Air Resources site features links to an Air Quality Glossary,

National Transportation Library (NTL)


"The mission of the National Transportation Library (NTL) is to maintain and facilitate access to statistical and other information needed for transportation decision-making at the Federal, State, and local levels and to coordinate with public and private transportation libraries and information providers to improve information sharing among the transportation community." The Energy an ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)


The scientists at the Environmental Sciences Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) "conduct research, develop technology, and perform analyses" in order to gain understanding and increase knowledge regarding environmental effects of human/environment interaction, as well as "the consequences of alternative energy and environmental strategies."

Science.gov Air Quality


"Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results" and includes an Environment and Environmental Quality section. Air Quality information is located within this section. Numerous links to relevant air quality information and programs are listed in alphabetical order.