Here you can find links to brochures and outreach material, teaching aides, public participation opportunities and other information to help you understand the complicated issues associated with air quality. Thanks for visiting! Come often as we will keep this updated with new materials as they become available.
Brochures and Outreach Material
While you can't always see, taste, or smell air pollution, the problem is that you can feel it -- in your lungs, heart, and overall sense of well-being.
The science of air pollution can be complicated and difficult to understand. In addition, air pollution information can be filled with numerous complex chemical formulas and technical information.
Below are are links to non-technical resources to help you understand what air pollution is, where it comes from, and what you can do to help to solve the problem.
EPA Brochures, Posters and Webpages
- Ozone and Your Health
- Good Up High Bad Nearby - What is Ozone?
- Particle Pollution and Your Health
- How Smoke from Fires Can Affect Your Health
- Smog, Who Does it Hurt?
- The Air Quality Index: A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health
- Air Toxics
- Hidden Hazards of Backyard Burning
- Hidden Hazards of Backyard Burning (Spanish)
- Air Quality Guide for Ozone
- Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution
- AQI Forecasts
- EPA Medical Poster: Effects of Common Air Pollutants
- Order or Print -EPA Medical Poster: Effects of Common Air Pollutants
- Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act
- Diesel Exhaust and School Bus Idling
- National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) - Clean School Bus Program
- Heart Disease, Stroke, and Outdoor Air Pollution
- Air Quality Guide for Nitrogen Dioxide
- Burnwise - Woodstove information
- Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution
Air Protection Branch Publications and Brochures (Air Quality Rules)
- Georgia Air Quality Rules
- Open Burning Rule
- ERC Rules
- Rules for Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance
- Rules and Regulations for Radioactive Materials
- Open Burning Ban Brochure
- Open Burning Ban Brochure (Spanish)
- Enhanced Stage I Gasoline Vapor Recovery Brochure
Air Quality Movies, Flash Animations and More
- AirNow - Air Quality Movie links
- EPA Environmental Videos
- How Ozone is Formed - EPA Flash Movie
- A Storybook: Why is Coco Orange?
Coco has a problem. He’s a chameleon, but he can’t change colors, and his asthma is acting up. Read how Coco and his friends at Lizard Lick Elementary solve this mystery as they learn about air quality and how to stay healthy when the air quality is bad. This book is for all children, especially those with asthma, and their caretakers. Ages 4-8.
Resources for Teachers
- Air Quality Index (AQI) Toolkit for Teachers (K-8)
- Teacher's Air Quality Resources, Air Quality Curriculum Resources
- AirNow Students Page (Teachers Resources)
- EPA Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Resources for Educators
- Clean Air Campaign's OnAir Schools providing Georgia schools with campaigns and challenges that inspire students to advocate for clean air.
Resources for Students
Free Environmental Education Materials
- EPA’s National Service Center for Environmental Publications offers materials grouped by grade range.
- Teachers can order environmental education materials for students.
- Explore lesson plans, activity books, posters, videos, project ideas, student awards, and more.
- Learn more about how Environmental Education increases public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues or problems.
- The National Environmental Education Foundation provides free materials and educator toolkits through its Learning Center.