Be Air Aware

Do Your Share

In Dallas Fort Worth (DFW [Dallas / Fort Worth] ) metroplex the principal air quality problem is the formation of ozone. Ozone is formed when nitrogen oxides (NOx [Nitrogen Oxides] ) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs [Volatile Organic Compounds] ) combine in presence of sunlight. Sources of NOx include internal combustion engines, electric generation unit, and industrial facilities. VOCs are emitted from everyday activities such as painting, dry cleaning, and pumping gas.

When ozone reaches unhealthy levels, it can irritate our lungs and eyes, cause headache and even damage plants and crops. So, be air aware by signing up to get air pollution alerts. You can help reduce air emissions by incorporating following activities in your daily routine:

  • Carpool
  • Bicycle or walk instead of driving when possible
  • Conserve electricity
  • Walk to, or bring your own lunch to school/work
  • Drive less– combine errands
  • Tune up your car reduce fuel consumption

Learn more about the ways you can help improve air quality in DFW >


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