Our Air Quality

To reduce air pollution, it helps to understand what it is and where it comes from. Here are a few facts about air pollution, the most common type in Maricopa County, and how you can help keep our air clean.

The Causes

Find out what restrictions, if any, are prohibited based on the current air quality status. Depending on the status of air quality, restrictions will change.

effectsThe Effects

What are the effects of air pollution? Maricopa County and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have designated six criteria pollutants. However, particulate matter (PM) and ozone are the County’s most challenging pollutants to eliminate. 

The Solution

Human activity is behind most of our top causes for air pollution, luckily there is a way to clean our air. There are plenty of easy changes each of us can commit to stop polluting.

The Restrictions

Residents, businesses, and visitors living and breathing in Maricopa County can make the air healthier for all of us.

Page reviewed 09 August 2023