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What are the most common indoor air pollutants?
Tobacco smoke, Mold, Radon, Pesticides,Abestos, Formaldahide
Why is indoor air pollution a potentially greater health risk than outdoor air pollution?
Because it is in a confined area.
How do pollutants get into buildings?
Originate there or a cause of infiltration.
Why are some people more strongly affected than others by indoor air pollutants?
Genetics, life style, and age.
What are the symptoms that people exposed to indoor air pollution exhibit?
Nosebleeds, sinus, infections, headaches, irritation of skin, eyes, throat and nose.Allergic Reaction, Asthma.
What is sick building syndrome?
Symptoms people report cannot be traced to any one known cause.
What is radon gas and why is it an indoor pollution problem?
Naturally occuring radioactive gas.It infiltrates buildings and cause lung cancer.
What is the acceptable level of indoor radon as set by the EPA?
4pCi/L
What are some ways that indoor air pollution can be controlled?
Ventilation, source removal, air-cleaning equipment, education
What is secondhand smoke?
Smoke exhaled from smokers and smoke emmited from burning tobacco
What are some of the health risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke?
Reduced airway function and more illness.
Specific pollutants discussed in text or to know:
bacteria and molds
x
Legionella
x
Asbestos Fibers
x
Formaldehyde
x
Secondhand smoke
x
carbon monoxide (CO)
x
radon
x