Why Air Quality Matters

Local air quality affects our health, quality of life and our economy. Bad air quality can affect everybody’s health. It can have direct effects on the lungs, and it can worsen an existing condition, such as asthma. Some people are more sensitive to air pollution than others – especially young children who are growing rapidly and older adults who have reduced immune systems. Poor air quality brings increased public health challenges and higher costs. And being in violation of any of EPA’s national ambient (outdoor) air quality standards can hinder economic growth for the Tulsa area.

The good news is that our region clearly meets those standards! A clean environment with clean air makes the Tulsa region a great place to live, work and play.