Air quality at a glance
Environmental Protection Agency defines air pollution as "The presence of
contaminants or pollutant substances in the air that interfere with our health
or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects."
Sources of air pollution
pollution comes from everyday activities. Think about your average day. You get
up, take a shower, use hair spray or gel, take the bus or drive to school or
work, eat a charbroiled hamburger (lighter fluid), drive home, do chores (mow
the lawn, paint your house, clean your windows), drive to soccer practice, etc.
About 90% of air pollution is generated from these everyday activities. Less
than 10% is created from industry. Cars and trucks are the number one source of
air pollution in Oregon.
For more information about Air Quality call 503-229-5696
For technical assistance contact DEQINFO