Indoor Air Quality: Part 1 - What It Is

Ann Pike-Paris


Pediatr Nurs. 2004;30(5) 

In This Article

What is Next?

This introduction to indoor air provides examples of only two pollutants. Suggestions for further reading will address more in-depth explanations and direct you to credible resources for patients and families. Indoor Air Quality Part II - What it Does will address illnesses linked to IAQ, prevention and intervention measures, how to include key questions in a history, how to conduct a home inventory, and additional resources. Until then, consider an inventory of your own home or workplace and perhaps identify some of the sources described. Becoming aware of our own surroundings is a first step in identifying how children are exposed.


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