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Air Toxics Program

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This site has information about air toxics and what is being done in Broward County and throughout the United States to minimize exposure to toxic air pollutants (also know as Hazardous Air Pollutants – HAPs). You can also learn about air toxics health effects and the things you can do to help reduce emissions.

Air Toxics are poisonous substances in the air that can come from natural or man-made sources, and can be harmful to the environment and your health. An example of a natural toxic air pollutant is radon gas coming up from the ground, while an example of a man-made air toxic would be chemical compounds given off by a factory smokestack. Inhaling toxic air pollutants can increase your chances of experiencing health problems. For instance, if you inhale the benzene fumes that are given off when you pump gas into your car, your chances of experiencing health problems associated with exposure to benzene will increase.

If you are interested in more information about air toxics, click on the links below.

Air Toxics Program Table of Contents