Thursday Thoughts with SIUE on August 7
Air Quality and Your Health
Edwardsville, IL – On Thursday, August 7, from 7:00-8:00pm, Rhonda Comrie, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Amy Funk, Project Coordinator, Metro East Community Air Project will present Air Quality and Your Health. The human body is armed with natural defenses to help protect out lungs from germs and large particles like dust and pollen. Air pollution can harm lung tissue directly and bypass these important defenses making your eyes water and causing irritation of the nose, mouth and throat. Over the years, outdoor air quality in the U.S. has improved, but “13.8 million people still live in areas that have unhealthy levels of outdoor air pollution (American Lung Association)”. This presentation will provide an overview of both indoor and outdoor air pollutions and health impacts, while providing tips and resources to improving the air we breathe! These presentations are in partnership with the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach, with technical equipment provided by the SIUE Meridian Society. They are open to the public.