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Environmental Health: Indoor Air Pollution

Environmental Health: Indoor Air Pollution

Cleaning chemicals can damage the respiratory system.
Courtesy of the CDC\Cade Martin.

Do you think air quality is typically worse outdoors or indoors? Have you ever thought about biological contaminants that might be in your indoor air? Do you know the difference between “good" and "bad” ozone?

The respiratory system is exposed to all substances present in air, from inhaled gases to different kinds of particles. Some materials are removed from air in the nose and upper airways, but many substances find their way into the lungs and body. (6 contact hours)

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Funded by the following grant(s)

Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education


Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Science Education Leadership Fellows Program
Grant Numbers: 51006084, 51004102, 51000105


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698