sci275_Atmospheric issues ck pt

sci275_Atmospheric issues ck pt - atmospheric issue....

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Axia College Material Appendix D Air Pollution Chart After reviewing Ch. 8 and 9 of your text, complete the following table, then respond to the questions that follow: Issue Sources Health/Environmental Effects Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) Burning gasoline Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) Aerosol sprays, refrigeration equipment and some foam. More solar UV reaches the Earth’s surface. Ground-level ozone (O 3 ) Aerosol sprays, refrigeration equipment and some foam's. Photochemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen and organic compounds in the presence of sunlight. Sulfuric acid (H 2 SO 4 ) Sulfur trioxide and water Damage plants and irritate the respitory tract in humans and animals. Note : Some pollutants may not have direct health effects. Choose one of the following atmospheric issues: air pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, and acid deposition. Then, respond to the following: What air pollutants combine and contribute to this issue? Briefly describe the health and environmental problems caused by the selected
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Unformatted text preview: atmospheric issue. Provide one key solution to help either reduce the effects or recover from the effects of the selected issue. Air Pollution-The air pollutants that combine and contribute to this issue are carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, particulate matter and hydrocarbon. Air pollution carries health and environmental problems. The particulate matter that suspends in the atmosphere begins to corrode metals, erode buildings, soil fabrics and can damage the lungs. Nitrogen oxides are gasses that corrode metals and fade textiles. Sulfur oxides are gasses associated with acid deposition; they will corrode metals, damage stone and other materials. Carbon oxides which include carbon monoxide is linked to global warming. Last is hydrocarbons, this consists of solids, liquids or gasses associated with photochemical smog and global warming; some are hazardous to human and animal health. SCI 275...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course SCI 275 taught by Professor Unk during the Spring '10 term at Phoenix School of Law.

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