North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District
707 L Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Office (707) 443-3093
Fax (707) 443-3099

Office Hours:
9 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Burn Day Information
(707) 443-7665 or
(866) BURN-DAY

Emergencies / After hours
(707) 444-2233
Community Resources
Basic Air Quality Information
Air pollution is a general term used to describe undesirable amounts of particulate or gaseous matter in the atmosphere. Air pollution can be natural or human-made. It occurs naturally during volcano eruptions, forest fires, or dust storms.
However, during the past hundred years, air pollution created by humans has become a major, persistant problem. The air we breathe in many U.S. cities is being polluted by activities such as driving cars and trucks; burning coal, oil, and other fossil furels; and manufacturing chemicals. Air pollution can even come from smaller, everyday activities such as dry cleaning, filling your car with gas, and degreasing and painting operations. These activites add gasses and paticles to the air we breathe. When these gases and particles accumlate in the air in high enough concentrations, they can harm us and our environment. More poeple in cities and surrounding counties means more cars, trucks, industrial and commerical operations, and generally means more pollution.
In California, some of our cities are among the smogiest urban areas in the country. We can see some air pollutants such as the reddish-brown haze in smog in our major cities. However, other air pollutants, including some of the most dangerous, are invisible yet very small amounts of these pollutants can cause serious health and environmental problems. Air pollution damages crops, reduces property values, and is harmful to humans - especially children and the elderly. In addition, a majority of the state's population resides in low-lying basins where air pollutants tend to persist.
In Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties, the North Coast Unified Air Quality Managment District works with the state California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve and protect air quality in our region.
Educational Resources
Follow these links to find outmore information about air pollution - its causes, its efects on human health and the environment, and how to reduce it.
Current Information
All 3 Zones

Tuesday November 30th

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Did You Know?
Pre-1990 trucks can emit two and a half times as much NOx and five times as much particulates as trucks meeting the current on-road heavy-duty engine exhaust emission standards.
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