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Final Lawnmower Exchange for 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015! OSU-OKC Farmer's Market from 8 am to 1 pm. Last chance to exchange your old gas mower for a $100 voucher toward a new, clean electric lawnmower. Old mower must be operationally complete and drained of oil and gas.

Get the details on our final exchange of 2015
Ozone Season

It's ozone season! Sign up for Oklahoma City ozone alerts with ACOG, sign up for Tulsa ozone alerts with INCOG or learn more about Lawton's ozone program. Sign up for real-time health advisories for the entire state right here.

Here's What you can do for Cleaner Air
June Air Quality Advisory Council

The Air Quality Advisory Council met in Tulsa on Wednesday, June 10th. The post-Council agenda and meeting materials are posted.

Go to the post-Council agenda
ScienceFest 2015

More science, more technology, more engineering, more math in a new venue! ScienceFest 2015 was held April 30th at OK State Fair Park. And it was a huge success!

New Methane and VOC rules coming this summer

EPA plans to establish new rules to control methane and VOC emissions from oil and gas production sites. The rules are expected to be proposed this summer.

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What is air quality?
The amount of pollution in the air from all sources - natural and human - defines the quality of the air we breathe.  Air pollution isn't limited to our cities; it can blow into any part of Oklahoma from neighboring states.

Why is it important?
Bad air quality can affect everybody's health.  It can have direct effects on the lungs, and it can worsen an existing condition, such as asthma.  Some people are more sensitive to air pollution than others.  These include young children who are growing rapidly and older adults who have reduced immune systems.
 
Poor public health also incurs economic costs for society, e.g., increased healthcare costs and loss of working days.  And a clean environment makes Oklahoma an attractive place to live, work and play: something we can all be proud of.

What does the Air Quality Division do?
Most importantly, we work to effectively protect the public health in Oklahoma.  We do this by:

More information about the Air Quality Division

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Last Updated: June 12, 2015

 

 
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