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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges Americans to "Be Air Aware" during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 30 - May 4, 2012.

Monday: It's Not Just Ozone. Particle Pollution It Matters, Too
Have you ever breathed in smoke from a wood fire, or been standing behind a dirty truck when it started up? That smoke contains a type of air pollution known as particle pollution.  Particle pollution contained in from fires, wood stoves and tailpipes. It also forms in the atmosphere from pollution from power plants, industries, cars, trucks and construction equipment.. More

Tuesday: Know When You Can Breathe Easy
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Wednesday: Heads Up: Particle Pollution Can Harm Your Heart
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Thursday: Where there's smoke there's particle pollution!
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Friday: You Can Help Keep the Air Cleaner and Your Family Healthier
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