Clean Air Is Vital to Your Health

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Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2004 - Health & Fitness - 137 pages
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Most people have no idea that they aren't breathing in only oxygen when they inhale. Outdoors, they may be inhaling volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from automobile exhaust, benzene, solvents, PCBs, MTBE, wood smoke, dust particulates, soot, and ozone. Indoors, they may be inhaling formaldehyde, radon, radiation, or asbestos fibrils. Without even knowing it, they may be suffering from sick-building syndrome. This book is important reading for everyone who wants to know how air quality relates to health and how it can be improved in their personal environments.
 

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Contents

THE LUNGS AN INTRODUCTION
2
YOUNG CHILDREN AND AIR POLLUTION
6
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
13
ASTHMA
15
INDOOR AIR POLLUTION AN INTRODUCTION
23
RADON AN INVISIBLE INDOOR AIR POLLUTANT
25
FORMALDEHYDE A PERVASIVE INDOOR AIR POLLUTANT
37
CIGARETTE SMOKE A POLLUTANT THAT AFFECTS EVERYONE
48
SMOG INVERSIONS SOOT AND OZONE
81
ACID RAIN
90
DISASTERS AND AIRBORNE POLLUTION
96
MTBE A CASE OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
102
ATTEMPTS TO REGULATE AIR POLLUTION
104
REFERENCES
115
ADDITIONAL READINGS
129
INDEX
131

OTHER INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS OF CONCERN
55
OUTDOOR AIR POLLUTION AN INTRODUCTION
67
DUSTS AND PARTICULATE MATTER
69
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
137
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