Name: Date: School: Facilitator: 7.05 Indoor Air Pollution Heading 1 Directions: Answer the following questions using complete sentences. 1. Describe two human activities that can cause indoor air pollution. Human activities such as smoking tobacco products, using fireplaces, running fossil fuel-burning equipment, spraying pesticides, using cleaning supplies, and painting can all contribute to lower indoor air quality and indoor air pollution. 2. Where does radon gas come from? How does it get into buildings? What negative health affects does it have on humans? Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is formed when uranium that is found in some rocks and soil breaks down. It can enter buildings by diffusion through the soil or release from concrete. Breathing in radon can damage the lungs and eventually lead to lung cancer. 3. What are examples of two biological/living organisms that can contribute to indoor air pollution in your home? Pests is one example of a biological organism that con contribute to indoor air pollution in your home and another one is Radon.
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