Air toxics are those air pollutants that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health problems. Each year, millions of tons of air toxics are released into the air. The Clean Air Act has provided the primary framework for protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of air pollution.
In this course the student will learn about what air toxics are, where they come from and how they can impact people and the environment. The course also discusses steps being taken by the EPA to reduce emissions of air toxics from major industrial sources.
The student is expected to read and review the material contained in the EPA document Taking Toxics Out of The Air (EPA - 452/k-00-002 – August 2000)
The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions at the end of this course to obtain PDH credits.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- What are toxic air pollutants
- Where do air toxics come from
- Where do air toxics go
- How are people exposed to air toxics
- What are the health effects of air toxics
- What has EPA done to reduce air toxics
- What progress has been made in reducing toxic air pollution
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