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Air Quality and Health

One 60-minute session

In this lesson, students learn about health effects associated with six primary air pollutants. They begin by discussing air pollutants, their sources, and their effects on human health. Students then analyze an information worksheet about six common air pollutants (which they can save for later reference) and answer a few questions to synthesize their understanding. Students then apply what they’ve learned by working in teams to analyze a case study and determine which air pollutant caused the described health symptoms. Finally, students propose some preventive actions that could be taken to avoid future instances of the given health problems.

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