In Southwest Indiana, ozone pollution is a problem during spring, summer, and early fall, while fine particulate pollution may be a problem year round. These and other air pollutants can be hazardous to our health and environment.
The mission of the air quality program in the Health Department is to preserve and improve the ambient air quality of Vanderburgh County and Southwest Indiana in order to reach attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards set up by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This will insure that the citizens of Southern Indiana have healthy air to breathe, while not suffering hindered economic development due to air quality problems.
The Vanderburgh County Ozone Officer evaluates air quality and emissions data and modeling in order to advise officials on air quality planning decisions and to inform and educate the public. Programs on air quality and ozone pollution are available to interested groups. In addition, the Ozone Officer provides technical assistance to the public on air pollution prevention and to business affected by air pollution ordinances, rules, regulations, and laws.
Follow the links provided to the left for more information on many aspects of air quality management.