In Your Neighborhood

This section is devoted to sources of pollution in your neighborhoods. Seven out of 100 children have asthma. Other air pollution-sensitive groups include the elderly, those with compromised heart or lungs, and athletes and outdoor workers who perform strenuous activities.

Idling your car in the driveway needlessly, burning leaves, using inefficient wood burning stoves or fireplaces, or burning trash in a backyard barrel could send a person living across the street, next door, cattycorner or someone in your household to the doctor or emergency room.

Do your part to care for those in your neighborhood. Reduce unnecessary air pollution.