What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is a by-product of combustion. CO can cause harmful health effects by reducing oxygen delivery to the body's organs (like the heart and brain) and tissues. At extremely high levels, CO can cause death.[Read More]
Almost every year, Texas experiences hazy skies for a few days or weeks in the Spring. The sky can look hazy and your favorite landmarks can be harder to see. Let’s talk about that haze, where it comes from, and the potential impacts to Houston’s air quality.[Read More]
On November 25, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new health and environmental impact standards for ozone. They didn’t propose a single number for the public to comment on, instead they proposed setting the new standard somewhere between 65 and 70 parts per billion (ppb), down from the current standard of 75ppb. The greater Houston region, along with hundreds of other counties across the nation, is not expected to be able to meet a standard within that range.[Read More]
What is On Air: Houston?
On Air: Houston is an initiative of the Greater Houston Partnership to share accurate information about the air we breathe
in Houston. Read More >