Indoor Air Pollution
Clean Air Council’s indoor air pollution program works to reduce the public’s exposure to air pollution while indoors. Most Americans spend considerably more time indoors than outdoors, yet there are few laws that protect the public from exposure to indoor pollution. Indoor pollution can come from natural sources (radon); combustion (carbon monoxide); consumer goods (lead); or personal behavior (cigarette smoke). The impact of indoor air pollution can be acute (carbon monoxide poisoning) or chronic (cancer from radon). The Council works to strengthen indoor air pollutions laws at the federal, state and local levels, educates the public on how to reduce its exposure to indoor air pollutions, and operates the region’s most comprehensive Indoor Air Pollution Information Center.
- Improve indoor air quality for everyone throughout the region
- Reduce secondhand smoke exposure