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As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Air Quality Protection

Miami-Dade County works to protect air quality for everybody. This includes monitoring air pollution, making and enforcing air pollution laws, and issuing permits to control air pollution.

Sources of air pollution include paint and body shops, dry cleaners, funeral homes, gas stations, and air conditioning service repair shops. But not only industry is to blame; everybody contributes to air pollution: when you drive your car, start up that lawn mower or weed trimmer, top off when fueling up, fire up the barbecue or use a can of spray paint.

Together we must work together to ensure the air we breathe remains clean and healthy.

Saving you time and money!

Did you know that Miami-Dade County implements many environmental programs for federal and state agencies -- such as air quality regulations to reduce the amount of pollution in the air we breathe? Providing these services locally saves businesses time and money through faster response times and less travel needs. It also allows us to provide personal customer service right in our community.

For more information on environmental permits call 305-372-6789.

Health Fair September 7 - air quality and your health

Our local environment affects our health in many ways. Join the Division of Environmental Resources Management on Friday, September 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn about air quality, your health and steps you can take to breathe easier.

Free services offered at the event:

  • Blood pressure, BMI and blood glucose checks
  • Mental evaluation testing, health screenings, food banks and dental services
  • Light blub and shower head exchange

Learn about:

  • How our air quality compares to that of Broward County
  • How trees benefit our air quality
  • How to plant trees and protect our tree canopy
  • Natural habitats and how they benefit clean air and water 

The event will be held at Overtown Transit Village – North located at 701 NW First Court, Miami. 

For more information, call Mark Roberts at 305-372-6650 or email [email protected].

Today's Air Quality

Miami-Dade County is offering the Air Quality Notification Service that you can customize for your own needs, allowing you to protect the health of yourself and your family.


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Read about the effects of ozone.

Toxic Air Pollutants

Toxic air pollutants can generally be described as those pollutants that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or have adverse environmental effects.

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