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Chicago Air, Explained

Updated: Jan 11

EEC takes efforts to reduce air pollution within Edgewater/Andersonville while educating the community on good stewardship practices for clean air.


Through grassroots efforts, we will identify the sources of air toxins and particulates. Doing so will highlight methods for individuals and businesses to maintain clean air and reduce the ozone level.


Our work gives information and provokes discussion on how each person can work to improve air quality. We see these actions having a direct effect on the health of residents.


Air Quality Issues

We have little control over the big issues related to outdoor air quality. We are at the mercy of what is upwind of us. But we can do our part in by avoiding the degradation of air, which emphasizes our control over indoor air quality.


Local Action on Air Quality

We can improve the quality of our air environment by engaging in the following practices:

• Decrease the use of toxic and ozone producing volatile organic chemicals (VOC)

• Create Clean Air zones

• Decrease the use of aerosol sprays and other VOCs in the home

• Encourage anti-idling practices for standing vehicles at schools, shopping areas, train stations

• Eliminate the use of gasoline-powered lawn mowers, leaf-blowers and snow blowers with their excessive air emissions.

Engaging in local actions to preserve clean air are ways to improve both indoor and outdoor air quality.

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