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Indoor Air Pollution
Transcript of Indoor Air Pollution
What It Really Is
Indoor air pollution is a form of air pollution. It occurs once gasses come indoors and contaminate the air already there. So, imagine smoking indoors. Why do many public buildings not allow this?
What Is Indoor Air Pollution?
Why is Indoor Air Pollution Dangerous?
Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas in the air. High levels of carbon monoxide can cause serious illnesses. Radon is a radioactive gas that is given off by some rocks and soil. Both indoors can cause serious trouble.
Wait, what is (CO) and Radon?
Examples of Indoor Air Pollution:
You should always be cautious of
Indoor Air Pollution for various
reasons. If there is high levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO) indoors, you may be poisoned or have a serious illness. Radon indoors can also cause lung cancer.
& What causes Indoor Air Pollution
What causes indoor air pollution?
Incorrect ventilation in your house may
cause indoor air pollution. Pesticides, Tobacco, and some household products can also cause indoor air pollution.
How can we prevent indoor air pollution?
Decline from smoking indoors.
Don't use any extra air fresheners! Don't mask the smell, remove it!
Close up most holes and seal any openings that pests can crawl through. This exterminates the need for pesticides.
Make sure to always clean the dust around the house!
So, in conclusion, there are many sources
of indoor air pollution. It causes dangerous
effects, some long term and others short.
Indoor air pollution happens if you aren't
careful with what comes in and goes out of your house. Some things seem useful, like
pesticides or air fresheners, but they are what harms you instead of helping you!
Don't buy something without knowing what
it really is, or what it causes!
Glencoe Science: Life Science Textbook; 2008
Tobacco: What does it add with indoor air pollution?
Tobacco causes an estimated 3,000 lung cancer deaths and up to 50,000 heart disease deaths! Resource: http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/mid-atlantic/air-quality/indoor-air-quality.html
Tobacco smoke comes from either 2 places, smoke exhaled from a smoker, or smoke from the end of a burning cigarette. Both cause indoor air pollution, and are terrible for your lungs.