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Taking Toxics Out of the Air

COURSE NO: C03-008
Taking Toxics Out of the Air
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes what air toxics are, where they come from and how they can impact people and the environment.  The course also discusses steps being taken by the EPA to reduce emissions of air toxics from major industrial sources.


Air toxics are those air pollutants that are know or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health problems.  Each year, millions of tons of air toxics are released into the air.  The Clean Air Act has provided the primary framework for protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of air pollution.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to environmental engineers who are interested in understanding more about air toxics, where they com from and how they can impact people and the environment.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • What are toxic air pollutants
  • Where do air toxics come from
  • Where do air toxics go
  • How are people exposed to air toxics
  • What are the health effects of air toxics
  • What has EPA done to reduce air toxics
  • What progress has been made in reducing toxic air pollution
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in the EPA document "Taking Toxics Out of The Air", EPA Publication No. 452/k-00-002, August 2000.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Taking Toxics Out of the Air (1.1 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your review, you will need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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