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Air Quality

Air Pollutants - Ozone - General Information

What is DHEC doing to keep my air safe?

DHEC is responsible for tracking the air quality in South Carolina. EPA establishes the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, which are the nationwide standards EPA sets to protect public health and the environment.

Across South Carolina, DHEC is stepping forward to motivate citizens, schools, community groups, local governments, and businesses to help keep our air safe. The best ways to limit ozone are to reduce the number of vehicles on our roads and to require limits from industries that emit precursors of ozone, like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX). Examples of these efforts include:

For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.