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Air pollution is caused by any undesirable substance, which enters the atmosphere. Air pollution is a major problem in modern society. Even though air pollution is usually a greater problem in cities, pollutants contaminate air everywhere. These substances include various gases and tiny particles, or particulates that can harm human health and damage the environment. They may be gases, liquids, or solids. Many pollutants are given off into the air as a result of human behavior. Pollution occurs on different levels: personal, national, and global. (Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)



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Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Air Quality Standards

Florida Air Now

Environmental Protection Agency, Ozone

Environmental Protection Agency, Particulate Matter

 

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