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Air Central Texas (ACT) is an initiative to reduce exposure to air pollution in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties through voluntary actions to reduce emissions and tools for the public to avoid exposure to high pollution levels when they occur. Participants include local governments, regional and state government agencies, non-profit groups and institutions, and businesses. ACT works to provide the public with information about Central Texas Air Quality, support existing air quality programs, and motivate everyone to make decisions that are Air Aware. 

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Protecting air quality with 'Drive Clean Texas', interactive game coming to cities across the state

The state-wide campaign wants to ensure that people are able to breathe in clean air when they're on the roads.

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EPA: Unhealthy Air Days Increased in 2018

The agency’s annual air quality report found that last year saw an increase in the number of days that air pollution could have harmed sensitive populations. (U.S. News)

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Air quality app influences behavior by linking health to environment

Nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air and 7 million die every year from air pollution, according to the World Health Organization.

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5 things to know about African dust in the air over Austin this week

Dust plumes blown in from the Sahara Desert in North Africa fuzzed up the skies over Austin and possibly bother people with respiratory problems. Here are five things to know.

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Young people who live in cities may have billions of toxic air pollution particles in their hearts

A new study shows air pollution particles can cause damage in the cells of the heart's critical pumping muscles, even in children as young as three-years-old.

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