Toxic or Not Image Map
Every Breath You Take imageIntroduction image
To the Teacher:
In teaching this lesson, it will be useful to refer to the Teachers' Pages before you begin, to give you vital information associated with the unit. You will need an Authorware Web Player plug-in for the Activity and Test Your Knowledge sections.  If your computer does not have the plug-in, Click here for the plug-in.
Do you know what an environmental pollutant or hazard is? Environmental pollutants/hazards are substances like motor oil and even chemicals like ammonia, that when present in air, water and soil have a harmful impact on human, animal, and ecological health.

Environmental pollutants/hazards can be classified into three major types:

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By the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  • Identify common indoor airborne illnesses and contaminants
  • Identify common outdoor airborne illnesses and contaminants
  • Identify common airborne illnesses and contaminants of special environments


Instructions image
Begin by clicking on the "Pre-Test" link to the left, then proceed with the rest of this unit by clicking on the "Lesson" link to the left.  When you get to the lesson guides, read each one.  When you are finished, return to this page to continue on to the activity and then to the post-test.