As a person goes through the day, there are many sources of air pollutants that can affect their health, including where they live and work, the amount of traffic on the roads, and how they get from place to place. A person's health is affected by all local sources of pollution all at once. Sensitive populations, and those disproportionately exposed to pollution (such as communities of color) are particularly impacted. The Cleaner Air Oregon: Community Health Risk Pilot project is an opportunity to work with a community and learn how air pollution from many facilities, all together, may affect their health.
DEQ is in the first phase of this project. Please contact Morgan Schafer, DEQ's Air Toxics Coordinator for more information.
Community members are key sources of information for this pilot project. DEQ hosted listening sessions over Zoom to receive feedback about additional considerations when choosing a pilot area beyond the requirements. Response to feedback and pilot area selection will be updated on this page.
Listening Session information:
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