Atmospheric - Axia College Material Appendix D Air...

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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 ) Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas in power plants, automobiles, and industrial facilities. Industrial production processes, such as mineral and metal production. Product uses, petroleum based products. Deforestation Associates with global warming. Temperature rise globally and precipitation changes: observed changes include shrinking of glaciers, thawing of permafrost, later freezing and earlier break-up of ice on rivers and lakes, lengthening of growing seasons, shifts in plant and animal ranges and earlier flowering of trees. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) Man made. Aerosol propellants, air conditioner and refrigerator coolants (Freon), and foaming agents and solvents Causing the ozone to deplete. Allows more room for solar UV rays to reach earth which causes skin cancer, cataracts, and weak immune systems. Ground-level ozone (O 3 ) Man made. Formed when sunlight triggers reactions between nitrogen oxides and unstable hydrocarbons. Other sources are motor vehicle exhaust and industrial emissions,
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