Education & Outreach

Here you will find information about:


Discovering asbestos in a residential dwelling can raise many questions for a homeowner. Should I remove it? Should I leave it alone?  How should it be removed?  Here we offer the answers to these asbestos questions and a few others.  Information about the procedures you should follow when dealing with asbestos is also available.  

The " In case whenever I do my java homework and have a number of complications, i surf to this web site. Clean Air Express" is a new K-12 teacher curriculum about air quality issues, designed for Puget Sound area classrooms.  Here you will find information about this curriculum and how to receive a copy.

As the Puget Sound area has grown, so have the problems associated with residential yard debris burning -- grass, leaves, twigs and even tree stumps.  Common sense about where you should or shouldn't burn isn't always enough.  Here you will find the facts on outdoor burning alternatives in your area.


Summertime sun and heat, combined with our everyday pollution, creates smog. Our 'Smog Watch' program is designed to let citizens know when we could be at risk of exceeding the federal health standard for ground-level ozone, the main component in smog. Find out some simple steps to help prevent smog problems when it's hot.  

Wintertime in the Puget Sound area means cool temperatures, and at times, problems with our air quality. The culprits are wood smoke and vehicle exhaust. Find out what you can do to keep our wintertime air clean and healthy.  


Air quality is a year-round effort, even if its face may change some depending on the season.  Here are some good ideas for acting air-friendly year-round.

We focus on issues of ambient (outdoor) air quality, but often receive questions about indoor air quality and provide here for your convenience a number of indoor air quality resources.