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Additional Resources for Teaching Children About Air Pollution

Additional information can be found at these resources outside of the DEC site.

Asbestos

USEPA Asbestos Basic Information: Where Can Asbestos be Found?

NYSDOH: Building and Home Owners Asbestos Guide

Benzene

USEPA Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web Site - sources of potential exposure and health effects

USEPA: Final Rule to Reduce Mobile Source Air Toxics - EPA limits amount of benzene in gasoline

Carbon Monoxide

NYSDOH: Hazard Alert: Carbon Monoxide

USEPA Indoor Air Quality (IAQ): Protect Your Family & Yourself from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

AirNow Air Quality Index: A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health

Dioxin

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "National Report on Human Exposure for Environmental Chemicals"

National Academy of Sciences Report on Dioxins

NYSDOH: Chemicals in Sportfish and Game: 2008-2009 Health Advisories

Freon

USEPA: Questions and Answers on Alternative Refrigerants

Hydrogen Chloride

DEC's Acid Rain Overview - Note: this link will bring you to another page on the DEC website

Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation - acid rain monitoring in NYS

Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation: Acid Rain and the Adirondacks: A Research Summary

Sierra Club: Power Plant Poisons

Lead

NYSDOH: What is Lead?

USEPA: Why Do You Need to Be Concerned About Lead?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Lead

Monroe County, NY: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Mercury

USEPA: Fish Consumption Advisories

USFDA: Seafood

NYDOH: Chemicals in Sportfish and Game: Health Advisories

DEC's Mercury Management - Note: this link will bring you to another page on the DEC website

Ozone

USEPA Ground-level Ozone: Basic Information

USEPA Ground-level Ozone: Health and Environment

AirNow: Air Quality Guide for Ozone

DEC's About Ozone - Note: this link will bring you to another page on the DEC website

NYSDOH Ozone Fact Sheet

PM10

USEPA: AIRTrends 1995 Summary Particulate Matter (PM-10)

USEPA: Particulate Matter Health and Environment

California Air Resources Board: Air Pollution-Particulate Matter Brochure

AirNow: Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution

NYSDOH Fine Particles (PM2.5) Questions and Answers

Minnesota Department of Health: Air Quality Particles and Your Health

Dirk Felton, NYSDEC, NYSERDA Conference Presentation (PDF) (1.3 MB, 27 pgs)

Sulphur Dioxide

USEPA: Six Common Air Pollutants - Sulfur Dioxide

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry: ToxFAQs for Sulphur Dioxide

AirNow: Air Quality Index

Nitrogen Oxides

USEPA: Information about Nitrogen Dioxide

USEPA: Nitrogen Oxides-Emissions by Source

ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry): Health Effects of Nitrogen Oxides in the Air

DEC's Acid Rain Questions and Answers - Note: this link will bring you to another page on the DEC website


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