Write a one page paper and complete the worksheet. Below are the instructions:
Ambient air quality is one aspect of the environment that is not modifiable for many people. Everyone breathes, and it is often not possible to avoid polluted air. Laws protecting against harmful levels of outdoor air pollutants have been developed to mitigate exposures. The National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) website describes the six criteria pollutants regulated under the federal Clean Air Act. The NAAQS site describes the health consequences associated with each criteria pollutant, any sensitive populations, and identifies when standards were last reviewed and/or changed. As you review the site, note the terminology surrounding ambient air quality and regulation of pollutants, such as primary and secondary standards, attainment, and implementation.
For this Assignment, use the Air Quality Standards worksheet provided. You will evaluate health consequences relating to air pollution, determine how air quality is monitored, discriminate between air quality standards, and assess the rationale behind them. As you complete the Assignment, ponder whether air quality standards really are standard.
Submit the Air Quality Standards Worksheet. Your Instructor uses the rubric embedded in the Air Quality Standards Worksheet to assess this Assignment.
Maxwell, N. I. (2014). Understanding environmental health: How we live in the world (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, L.L.C.
o Chapter 3, “Living with Nature”
? Section 3.3, “Allergy and Asthma” (pp. 103–104)
o Chapter 4, “Producing Energy”
? Section 4.1, “Energy from Fossil Fuels” (pp. 120–156)
o Chapter 5, “Producing Manufactured Goods”
? Section 5.1, “Synthetic Organic Chemicals” (pp. 196–207)
? Section 5.5, “Asthma-Causing Agents in the Workplace” (p. 217)
o Chapter 7, “ Living in the World We’ve Made”
? Section 7.6, “The Built Environment in More Developed Countries” (pp. 325–330)
? Section 7.7, “Lifestyles: Things We Do, Things We Use” (pp. 330–342)
Articles for Discussion: There are two required articles for this module’s Discussion. The citations for these articles are posted in the Discussion Board area. You will need to retrieve the articles from the Walden Library.
o United States Environmental Protection Agency. (EPA). (1991). Indoor air facts No. 4 (revised): Sick building syndrome. Retrieved fromwww.epa.gov/iaq/pdfs/sick_building_factsheet.pdf
o United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2014). National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/air/criteria.html
o World Health Organization (WHO). (2014). Air pollution. Retrieved fromhttps://www.who.int/topics/air_pollution/en/
o Document: Air Quality Standards Worksheet (Word document)
o Document: Module 3 Discussion Rubric (Word document)
o Sauni, R., Uitti, J., Jauhiainen, M., Kreiss, K., Sigsgaard, T., & Verbeek, J. H. (2013). Remediating buildings damaged by dampness and mould for preventing or reducing respiratory tract symptoms, infections, and asthma. Evidence-Based Child Health, 8(3), 944–1000.
o Yang, I. A., & Holgate, S. T. (2013). Air pollution and lung health: An epilogue. Respirology, 18(1), 3–4.