Indoor Class Air Pollution

  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
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The Problem

We usually think of air pollution as being outdoors, but the air in our classrooms could also be polluted. Sources of indoor pollution include Mold and pollen and other household products and carbon monoxide Materials used in the building such as asbestos; formaldehyde can be the cause of the illness sometimes it cannot be found. Usually, indoor air quality problems only cause discomfort. Most people feel better as soon as they remove the source of the pollution. Our project will map out all the classrooms in our school, first focusing on one. The first classroom will be one with no windows for ventilation. We will make sure that the building is better ventilated and have plants to get rid of pollutants which can improve the quality of indoor air.

Our Plan

We will track air pollution in our school starting within the classroom. We will start with one classroom, Map the classroom and measure how large the classroom is. Once we know how large it is, we will use simple steps to improve the ventilation of the room. We will add plants to the room, add a door stopper so that the room can get more air ventilation or an air filter. Our goal is to start small and work our way up. We plan to buy Air quality technology to monitor the classrooms improvement. After finishing one classroom we will move on to a classroom that is "ill" we will determine this by using our new air quality technology or air samples that we collect in our AP Environmental class. Also once we finish our classrooms we will move out of the classroom to our campus.

Themes Addressed

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    Air Pollution

The Benefit

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