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Top Subjects of Interest: Smoke and Outdoor Burning

Smoke from different kinds of fires have impacts on air quality and public health.

Impacts of Smoke on Health

Smoke Effects on Air Quality

  • Airborne Particulates
    Though particle pollution can come from many sources—such as construction sites, industries, and automobiles—smoke from large-scale agricultural burning or other fires can also increase the amount of particulate matter in the air. Find current local conditions for your area.
  • Air Quality
    The TCEQ has a great deal of data on air quality including near-real time monitoring, maps, and more.

Rules on Burning

NOTE: Our rules are currently under revision, so these publications will be updated in the future.