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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 ) Combustion engines and industries Headaches and fatigue at lower levels and possible death at high levels Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) Organic compound cancer Ground-level ozone (O 3 ) Formed in atmosphere Irritates eyes and respiratory tract aggravates asthma and other breathing conditions Sulfuric acid (H 2 SO 4 ) Industries and Electric power plants Irritate respiratory tract; same effects as particulates 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: global warming
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Unformatted text preview: • What air pollutants combine and contribute to this issue? Carbon dioxide and certain other trace gases, including methane nitrous oxide and chlorofluorocarbons • Briefly describe the health and environmental problems caused by the selected atmospheric issue. Warmer temperatures are leading to warmer weather year round and the melting of polar ice caps. Heat related deaths and disease carring insects live longer and travel further. • Provide one key solution to help either reduce the effects or recover from the effects of the selected issue. We need to plant and maintain our forest to help combat the air pollution. We also need to take steps to lower our output of gases and other pollution that contributes to global warming SCI 275...
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