Useful Links

How can I check air pollutant levels in my area?


EPA’s Air Quality Index gives up to date information on air quality in your area.

EPA’s Air Now is an app for your smartphone, which provides real-time air quality information.

MIair, by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, provides up to date air quality information for Michigan.

For information about facilities close to your home that release federally regulated air pollutants, enter your street, city, state and zip into EPA’s my right to know.

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air app provides local updates on air quality.

The EPA’s AirStatus notification network provides updates about air quality in your local community.  It is aimed at anyone with asthma, allergies, or other lung diseases as well as anyone who spends time outside for work or play.

toxicSlayer is an app that displays the EPA’s database of Toxic Release Inventory (2009) from US facilities by toxic chemical, by pound and by source.

Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) provides inspection and enforcement actions conducted by the U.S. EPA and State.

My Environment provides a cross-section of environmental information based on the user’s location.

Where can I learn more information about air pollutants?


The EPA provides information on the 6 criteria pollutants, see:  Carbon Monoxide (CO), Lead, Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Particulate Matter (PM)Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and Ozone.

Explore the EPA’s Air Quality Data Explorer for more information on Ozone and Particulate Matter measurements from 2009-2011.

Where can I find more information about air pollution and health effects?


The Community Outreach & Engagement Core (COEC) at the University of Michigan has fact sheets, policy briefs and demolition information on air pollution and health effects, see: COEC Fact Sheets

The Center for Disease Contols’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has fact sheets that include air pollutants and other toxic pollutants, see: ATSDR Fact Sheets

Contact CAPHE

Alison Walding
Project Manager
Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments

University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

(734) 764-2955