Air, Noise, and Light Pollution Section 12.2 Objectives: 1. Describe 3 possible short-term effects and long-term effects of air pollution on human health.

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  • Air, Noise, and Light Pollution Section 12.2 Objectives: 1. Describe 3 possible short-term effects and long-term effects of air pollution on human health. 2. Explain what causes indoor air pollution and how it can be prevented. 3. Describe 3 human health problems caused by air pollution.
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  • Short-term Effects of Air Pollution on Health 1. 1. Headache 2. 2. Nausea 3. 3. Eye, nose, and throat irritation 4. 4. Chest tightness 5. 5. Coughing 6. 6. Upper respiratory infections (bronchitis, pneumonia) 7. 7. Worsened symptoms for people with asthma and emphysema
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  • Long-term Health Effects of Air Pollution Emphysema Lung cancer Heart disease Damaged lungs Worsened medical conditions in the elderly
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  • Assignment: Indoor Air Pollution Make 2 columns on your paper. Write down all the possible sources of indoor air pollution that you can think of: At home? At school? At work? Add any that are named that you do not have on your list.
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  • Indoor Air Pollution Sometimes indoor air is worse than the air outside. Chemicals are released by carpet, paint, building materials, and furniture. Sick-building syndrome: a set of symptoms such as headache, fatigue, eye irritation, and dizziness, that may affect workers in modern, airtight office buildings; believed to be caused by indoor pollutants
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  • Indoor Air Pollution (cont.) Radon gas Colorless, odorless, and tasteless Radioactive Produced in the earths crust by decaying uranium Seeps into buildings and sticks to dust particles Asbestos: minerals that form long, thin fibers that are strong and heat- resistant Fibers can be inhaled and lodge in lungs.
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  • Continue Assignment: Indoor Air Pollution List some ways to prevent or reduce the effects of such pollution.
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  • Internet Assignment Research five respiratory diseases that are caused by or aggravated by air pollution. Find the following information about each disease: Name of disease Symptoms Treatment Age groups most likely affected Relationship b/t disease and air pollutants
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  • Respiratory Diseases Name of Disease SymptomsTreatmentAge Groups Most Affected Relationship to Air Pollutants
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  • KNOW for the TEST! Section Review (p.313): 1, 2, 6

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