Section 25.2. Air Quality and Health. Objectives. Summarize the potential health effects of air pollution. Evaluate factors that affect indoor air pollution. Analyze how government and personal actions can help improve air quality. Dear Advice Line,
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Air Quality and Health
Summarize the potential health effects of air pollution.
Evaluate factors that affect indoor air pollution.
Analyze how government and personal actions can help improve air quality.
Dear Advice Line,
My allergies always seem to be worse when I am indoors rather than outdoors. I thought flowers and other things found outdoors caused allergies. Is something wrong with me?
Make a list of indoor conditions that might affect indoor air quality. Then, write back with your answer and advice.
The presence or release of substances into the environment in quantities that are harmful to living organisms.
Energy-rich substances mined from deep in the earth, including coal, oil, and natural gas.
A brown haze that forms when air pollutants react in the presence of sunlight.
A section of the atmosphere that contains naturally occurring ozone; absorbs ultraviolet light from the sun.
A fibrous mineral that was once used in fireproofing and other building materials; asbestos fibers can cause lung disease.
A naturally occurring radioactive gas that is a serious indoor air pollutant.
End of Section 25.2
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