Frequent Questions

I'm concerned about air quality issues associated with a nearby business. Are there potential health risks? What can I do?

There are a number of resources that can help you find information about possible source of air pollution and air quality in your community:

  • Enforcement & Compliance History Online (ECHO): Use EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online website to search for facilities in your community to assess their compliance with environmental regulations. You can also investigate pollution sources, examine and create enforcement-related maps, or explore your state's performance.
  • Toxic Release Inventory (TRI): Find toxic chemical releases and pollution prevention activities reported by businesses and other facilities where you live.
  • AirNow: Up to date information on the air quality where you live.

For information on the impact of air pollutants on your health and how to protect yourself, see Health Topics.

If you wish to report an environmental violation, use the Report Environmental Violation form.

For more information about air pollution issues, please use the web form to contact the EPA Office of Air and Radiation (OAR).

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