Outdoor & Indoor Air Quality

Air pollution occurs when harmful substances including particulates and biological molecules are introduced into Earth’s atmosphere. It may cause diseases, allergies or death of humans; it may also cause harm to other living organisms such as animals and food crops, and may damage the natural or built environment. Human activity and natural processes can both generate air pollution.

  • Community action needs to be continued to improve healthy outdoor air quality in the Dubuque area.
  • Additionally, in the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air.
  • The issue of radon is particularly dangerous as Dubuque has some of the highest concentrations of radon in the country.

Air Quality Projects