EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced on Monday that the agency will launch an effort to “ensure that homes and buildings are protected against ozone pollution.”
The EPA has been working on ways to reduce the number of ozone-depleting particles in the air, but this initiative will likely be the most significant yet.
According to the EPA, it will seek public input on ways the agency can use its “power to protect” to address ozone.
A lot of people are still freaking out about ozone.
The EPA’s ozone data is a great way to see just how bad it is.
The ozone problem isn’t just an environmental concern, though; it’s also a public health issue, especially for people living in places where ozone is a problem.
In fact, it can be a real health threat to people with asthma, COPD, and other respiratory problems.
This story originally appeared at The Atlantic.