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Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

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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