Indoor air quality
Indoor air quality concerns have increased because energy conservation measures have required buildings to be “tighter.” This means polluted air has a harder time escaping buildings. Air pollutants may cause respiratory diseases, cancer and other health effects.
The Minnesota Department of Health has information on what to do to prevent indoor air pollution as well as what to do if you believe you already have a problem.
Outdoor air quality
Dakota County does not play a role in outdoor air quality. For information on outdoor air quality, visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.