Outdoor Asthma Triggers

Pollution from a car can trigger asthma.

Pollution caused by industrial emissions and automobile exhaust can cause an asthma attack. Pay attention to air quality forecasts on radio, television, and Internet and if air pollution aggravates your asthma, plan your activities for times when air pollution levels will be low.

CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Our people at the National Center for Environmental Health are working to prevent illness, disability, and death from interactions between people and the environment.

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)external icon

This federal agency informs people about the environment and develops and enforces regulations about the environment. EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. Here you will find information about outdoor air pollution and steps you can take to protect yourself:

Page last reviewed: April 24, 2009