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The Nitty Gritty on the 6 Most Harmful Pollutants

Six common, widespread air pollutants endanger our health. Because of this, they are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We have met them before in this exhibit: carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide, lead, and particulate matter. These pollutants damage different parts of our bodies. Click here for details on the toll they take!

Element ring image map For a more in depth view of their effects on your body click on one of the major pollutants.

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Impact on Health

  Our Amazing Lungs

  Who's Most at Risk?

  What Happens When We Breathe?

  The Nitty Gritty on the 6 Most Harmful Pollutants

  Air Pollution Alerts

  What the Scientists Say

Impact on Environment

Impact on Economy 

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