Indoor Air Quality: Part 1 - What It Is

Ann Pike-Paris


Pediatr Nurs. 2004;30(5) 

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Practice Points

Once again, learning how to "ask the right questions" may assist you in determining health problems and potential linkage to indoor air problems. If indoor air is suspected as a problem ask about time of onset of symptoms, location at time of onset (e.g., home, school, daycare), or any recent changes in built environment locations. (Note: A comprehensive list of questions will be included in the Indoor Air Quality Part II - What It Does.) If the school has a health and safety committee, the school nurse can become a member. Participation by school nurses can be extremely important as often the school nurse is the only knowledgeable health professional in this setting. Refer to the resource list to begin expanding your knowledge of indoor air.


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