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Educate>Indoor Air Quality

Glossary

Asthma- a condition which tightens the lungs, making breathing difficult

Brominated and chlorinated fire retardants- stop combustion and fire spreading

Air Duct- a pathway for airflow into a building

Formaldehyde- usually in gas form, building block for chemical compounds

Offgas- the harmful air that leaks from chemicals

Pollution- unclean air, water, or land

VOC- volatile organic compound: harmful chemicals emitted into the air

 

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