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Posted on: April 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Linn County Public Health Joins EPA and DNR Recognizing Air Quality Awareness Week 2018


Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is proud to join the U.S. EPA and the Iowa DNR in recognizing April 30 to May 4 as Air Quality Awareness Week. This year's theme is Air Quality Where You Are. Our goal is to promote actions that increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps, no matter how large or small, to reduce their contribution to air pollution in Linn County.

You may have recently heard about the voluntary program “Solarize Cedar Rapids – Linn County.” By taking action to reduce utility costs and air pollution, 104 Linn County residents installed panels that will help prevent the release of greenhouse gas, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and fine particulate into the air. Additionally, staff at LCPH continuously monitor our air for pollutants known to be harmful to human health and permit and inspect sources of pollution to enforce federal, state, and local air quality standards. We thank our responsible corporate citizens and encourage our residents to take voluntary actions that keep our air clean and healthy. Today, Linn County citizens and visitor experience our best air quality on record.  

Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @LCPublicHealth, to celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week with us!

Monday- Instant Air Quality Information Where You Live

Tuesday- Your Lung Health

Wednesday- Responsible Open Burning

Thursday- Citizen Science

Friday- Air Compare: Linn County and Iowa

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