There are a number of actions that individual Iowans, communities, and companies can take to help reduce the amount of fine particles in our environment. Reducing fine particles can help:
- Keep our air clean and reduce the number and severity of health related impacts.
- Keep our communities vibrant and growing by preventing “nonattainment” declarations and the stigma and growth limitations that accompany it.
The following sections suggest measures and strategies that individuals, local organizations, and business and industry can employ to help reduce PM2.5 concentrations locally and for neighbors living downwind.