Air pollution occurs when the air contains gases, dust, fumes or odour in harmful amounts. Substances that cause air pollution are called pollutants – things like carbon monoxide from car exhausts or sulphur dioxide from coal combustion.
Getting around in a gas-powered vehicle weighs on the environment. The harmful emissions released into the air cause damage that can’t be undone. Find out how you can make environmentally-responsible transportation choices.
- Provincial idle reduction
- How vehicle emissions affect us
- Statistics on vehicle emissions in B.C.
- Pollutants vehicles emit
The pollutants that different industries release into the air are controlled by various policies and regulations. Find out how these emissions are monitored and learn about industrial air quality standards.