Chapter 1 Notes Continued

Chapter 1 Notes Continued - POLLUTANT carbon monoxide (CO)...

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P OLLUTANT H AZARDS S OURCES S OLUTIONS carbon monoxide (CO) -Once in lungs, carbon monoxide enters the bloodstream and disrupts the delivery of oxygen throughout the body. In extreme cases, such as breathing auto exhaust or furnace emissions in a confined space, carbon monoxide inhalation can be fatal. -Carbon monoxide also prevents the flow of oxygen throughout the body. -Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer,” because your senses cannot detect it. -The tailpipe puffs out its share of air pollutants. The ubiquitous motor car, as well as light trucks and SUVs, add to the atmospheric concentrations of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and ozone, as well as a number of other unhealthful substances. Cars account for about 60% of carbon monoxide emissions nationwide. -A dramatic reduction in CO emissions has occurred even though the number of cars has doubled in the past 25 years. This decrease is due to several factors, including better engine design, computerized sensors that better adjust the
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course CHEM 1301 taught by Professor Babilli during the Spring '07 term at SMU.

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