Most of us take for granted the air that we breathe.
We don't think that every time we inhale we are not only breathing in life sustaining oxygen but also other gasses, elements and particulate matter, all of which can be dangerous to our health.
According to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), "Illinois has made significant strides in improving air quality." Over the last decade particulate matter has decreased.
- Particulate Matter 8%
- Sulfur Dioxide 36%
- Nitrogen Dioxide 6%
- Carbon Monoxide 32%
- Lead 30%
- Ozone 10%
Even with these significant decreases, air pollution is still a concern. Carol Stream is working to improve both indoor and outdoor air quality.