The Right To Breathe

“The Right to Breathe” is a signature documentary film, by the South Coast Air Quality District (South Coast AQMD), on the burden of air pollution on Southern California residents -- especially those who live in low-income, minority communities close to the sources of pollution.

The Right to Breathe captures air quality issues in Southern California from an emotionally powerful and personal perspective. Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Alexandre Philippe, the 9-minute film is meant to make viewers aware of the serious health effects of air pollution while also inspiring them to take action to help improve our air.

Take Action

After you have seen “The Right to Breathe,” please take action to help reduce air pollution in Southern California!  Below are links to sources that can help you get started.

  • Air Alerts – Sign-up to receive daily air quality alerts and no-burn day forecasts for your area via e-mail or Twitter.

  • Ten Things You Can Do to Help Clean the Air (PDF) – A guide to 10 steps you can take to be part of the clean air solution.

  • Clean Air Choices – The Clean Air Choices program provides a one-stop resource for information on the benefits of using clean technologies on the road and in your home.

  • Simple Solutions to Reduce Air Pollution – Published by the California Air Resources Board, this guide offers 50 simple steps you can take to improve air quality.

  • Air Quality Index Brochure (PDF) – The Air Quality Index (AQI) is the tool widely used to gauge air quality and caution residents of potential health effects for various air quality conditions. Air quality forecasts are based on the AQI.

More Information

Email us for more information on how you can help reduce air pollution in Southern California.

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