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NC Air Awareness

Air Awareness

  • The Air Awareness Program is a public outreach and education program of the Division of Air Quality with local air quality programs across the state.

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What's the Problem?

  • Why should you care about air pollution? Air pollution can harm everyone's health and damage the environment. Air pollution can lead to breathing problems such as asthma and emphysema.
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Air Quality Forecast

  • See the future. Know the air pollution levels the day before they happen. Click below to go to our Air Quality Forecast Center.
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Protect Your Health

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  • Ozone and particle pollution, the two biggest air quality concerns in North Carolina, come from many of the same sources, primarily motor vehicles and industry.
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Teachers & Students

  • Teachers! Let us help you teach a class, add to your Professional Teaching Standards portfolio, and meet all the NC essential standards.
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Additional Information & Links

Take Action! Find a local air awareness coordinator or air quality expert in your region today. Get connected to learn about air pollution, start a community project or connect your organization with NC Air Awareness. Learn more about K-12 education materials, speakers and partnership opportunities.

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For all counties in white, please email

Western NC Air Awareness
Keith Bamberger
Triad Air Awareness
Lorelei Elkins
Unifour Air Awareness
John Wear
Triangle Air Awareness
Charlotte Air Awareness
Tara Onufrak

Fayetteville Air Awareness
Jennifer McHone