About Air Pollution in the Community
Everyone deserves to breathe clean, healthy air, no matter where they live. In Los Angeles County nearly all of us live in areas that are affected by air pollution, with poor communities and people of color being most affected. Breathing polluted air can have serious health consequences, from eye irritation to asthma attacks and even premature death. Most pollutants in our air come from cars, trucks, and other vehicles, but air can also be contaminated by factories, other businesses, and even the furniture inside our homes. Air quality also worsens with climate change through hotter weather, drought, and wildfires. Federal and state laws are in place to protect the air we breathe. You can help protect the air in your community by reporting air-related problems to local agencies.
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Follow the links below to learn more about air pollution and how to report a problem.
- Types of Pollutants
Report Air Pollution Problems:
Electronic Report Form or call the South Coast Air Quality Management District at 1-800-288-7664.
Read SCAQMD’s guide to reporting problems [ English | Español ]
- Outdoor Air Quality Forecasts and Advisories
- Learn about Health and Air Pollution
- Air Pollution Near Freeways (English)
- Air Quality and Climate Change
- Justice in the Air , Outdoor Air Quality Environmental Justice Study
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tel: (626) 430-9820
County of Los Angeles Public Health
Toxicology & Environmental Assessment Branch