What Is Indoor Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Effects


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Why does indoor air pollution have a greater impact on developing countries than on developed countries?

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1. Tobacco products are to _____ as reusable plastic containers are to _____.

2. What is the best way to prevent indoor air pollution from radon gas in developed countries?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

The quality of the air people breathe in their homes, public buildings, schools, and churches can be compromised by a variety of environmental conditions, economic factors and human behaviors. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the sources of indoor air pollution, its effect on human health, and measures that minimize its impact.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The characteristics of radon gas
  • Sources of indoor pollution in developed countries
  • Health risks associated with tobacco smoke
  • The main cause of indoor air pollution in developing nations
  • Factors associated with sick building syndrome

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge and understanding of indoor air pollution
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the cause and effect of indoor air pollution in developing and developed countries
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define key terms such as sick building syndrome
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of indoor air pollution to explain its threat to human health
  • Making connections - examine the connection between modern manufacturing an indoor air pollution

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson, What is Indoor Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the scope of the problem of indoor air pollution
  • Differentiate between organic and human causes of indoor air pollution
  • Explain the economic factors that contribute to indoor air contaminants
  • List the ways to reduce the health risks associated with poor indoor air quality