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Health and the Indoor Environment
Lecturer: Dr. Joseph Ponessa


Health and the Indoor Environment Lecture Handout (Pdf)

We spend about 90% of our time indoors at home, work and/or
school.Interiors have numerous synthetic products, materials and
furnishings, and ventilation has been reduced from the abundant levels
of the past. Thus, the potential for indoor pollution becomes a
This class discusses the most common and problematic indoor pollutants,
covering such topics as lead, radon, asthma triggers and mold.
Discussion includes how these pollutants may be detected and managed,
and what the health risks are. Emphasis is placed on prioritizing these
pollutants, identifying when they deserve our attention.