Introduction to Community Air Quality
- Community Air Protection Program Resource Center
- Introduction to Community Air Quality
- Strategy Development
- Technical Assistance
- AB 617 Implementation
- Community Air Protection Program
Despite significant progress in improving air quality Statewide, certain communities continue to experience environmental and health inequities from air pollution. Communities near ports, rail yards, warehouses, and freeways, for example, experience a higher concentration of air pollution than other areas due to emissions from mobile sources such as cars, trucks, locomotives, and ships. Many of the same communities also experience pollution impacts from large industrial facilities such as oil refineries. Proximity to smaller sources like chrome platers, metal recycling facilities, oil and gas operations, agricultural burning, and fugitive dust likewise contribute to localized air toxics impacts in many communities across the State.
The information below are designed to help community members, air districts, and the public understand how different types of air pollution impact public health and support consistent, meaningful engagement and action at the community level.
Resources to support understanding of the adverse health effects of air pollution exposure.
Government Roles and Contacts
Tools and information to support community engagement in the public process.
How to Report Violations
Compilation of air pollution and environmental violation reporting websites.
Related State Agency Efforts
Many State agencies have programs focused on environmental justice, protecting communities, and improving air quality.
Community Engagement Resources
Resources to support development of effective community engagement processes.