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Dust Information

There is growing concern with the problem of dust in Alaskan communities. Dust can cause and aggravate respiratory and heart conditions. There are many causes of dust: wind-blown dust from glaciers, gravel pits, increased usage of vehicles on dirt roads, dry river beds, and human activity on non-vegetated land.

The following pamphlets provide information on the health risks associated with dust and what you can do to help control it.

Community Dust pamphlet
Dust Control pamphlet
Dust Health Risk pamphlet
Community Dust
Dust Control
Dust Health Risks

Call, write, email, or stop by your nearest DEC office to request copies of the pamphlets:

  • ADEC - Air Quality
  • Mailing Address:
  • P.O. 111800
  • Juneau, Alaska 99811-1800
  • Phone: 907-465-5100
  • Fax: 907-465-5129
  • Physical Location: 410 Willoughby Ave, Juneau, Alaska
  • ADEC - Air Quality
  • 555 Cordova Street
  • Anchorage, AK 99501
  • Phone: 907-269-7579
  • ADEC - Air Quality
  • 610 University Ave.
  • Fairbanks, AK 99709
  • Phone: 907-451-2167

For more information visit EPA's Particluate Matter Pollution website.

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