The TCEQ diligently incorporates the latest scientific research, methods, models and cutting-edge technology to strategically investigate, evaluate, and improve air quality. This page highlights Texas' air quality improvements despite its growing population.
Texas has the most extensive, aggressive monitoring program in the country.
- As of July 2012, there are more stationary monitors that measure volatile organic compounds (like benzene) in the state of Texas than in any other state.
- Evaluation of these data show that, overall, air in Texas is safe to breathe.
The Geographical Texas Air Quality Monitoring viewers allows users to access information about air quality monitors, view and print maps of areas of interest, and obtain details about selected air monitors and their surrounding area.