The SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. This area of 10,743 square miles is home to over 16.8 million people–about half the population of the whole state of California. It is the second most populated urban area in the United States and one of the smoggiest.
Different types and levels of air pollution can cause or contribute to everything from watery eyes and fatigue to respiratory disease, lung damage, cancer, birth defects and premature death. Because this area’s smog problem is so severe, SCAQMD often finds itself at the forefront of the nation’s emission reduction efforts.
1:00-1:20pm – Viewing of the signature film, The Right to Breathe
1:20-1:45pm – Presentation/Air Quality Overview
1:45-1:55pm – Q&A
2:00-2:30pm – Laboratory Tour
2:30-3:00pm – Alternative Fuel Vehicle/Station Tour