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IAQ Tools for Schools: Action Kit

Instructions, guides, and videos for running a school or district-wide program to improve indoor air quality. Read More

A Citizen’s Guide to Radon: The Guide To Protecting Yourself And Your Family From Radon

Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. Read More

Air Pollution: What’s the Solution?

Air pollution curricula with real-time data projects. Air Pollution: What’s the Solution? utilizes real time data to guide students, grades 6 – 12, to discover the science behind outdoor air pollution. The project contains exciting applications of the Internet by having students access real time atmospheric data, weather data and other sources. Students will focus on the science behind air quality issues, look for relationships and trends among the data collected via real time sources, and will examine the health impact of air pollution. Read More

A Human Health Perspective On Climate Change: A Report Outlining the Research Needs on the Human Health Effects of Climate Change

An 80-page report on the results of a study on physiological responses to environmental change over time. Read More


This cloud-watching spacecraft probes the thickness of clouds and aerosols in the Earth’s atmosphere. This information, which the spacecraft has been collecting since its launch in April 2006, is important to the understanding of how the climate works, how much air pollution is present, and what’s changing in the atmosphere. CALIPSO is a joint U.S. (NASA) and French (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales/CNES) satellite mission that has been in operation for four years. Read More


The Aura mission studies the Earth’s ozone, air quality, and climate. It is designed exclusively to conduct research on the composition, chemistry, and dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere. Read More

Comparison Chart

A tool for comparing the stats and features of selected hybrids with other hybrids and non-hybrid references. Read More

Acid Rain: Educational Resources

Lessons, experiments, and resources for teaching about acid rain in grades 1-6. Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After a Disaster

Fact sheet, flyers, public service announcements, guidelines, and reports on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to protect yourself after a disaster. Read More

Teaching Resources – Air

The EPA’s extensive resources on air for K-12 teachers. Read More


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