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