EVPP 111 Lecture - Learning Guide 15 - Air Quality Issues - Air Pollution - Outdoor - Spring 2010

EVPP 111 Lecture - Learning Guide 15 - Air Quality Issues - Air Pollution - Outdoor - Spring 2010

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EVPP 111 Lecture Learning & Study Guide #15 Spring 2010 Air Quality Issues – Air Pollution - Outdoor Why is good air quality important? *Affects human health, ozone, layer, global warming. Air pollution contributes to ozone What is air pollution? *Cause by humans from population, human and natural activities emitting material into air. Degradation=pollution What is a point source of air pollution as compared to a nonpoint source? *Point source is a single cause of air pollution and nonpoint comes from run off pollutants such as rainfall or snowmelt while it picks up pollutants as it goes. Natural events vs. human action pollution. What is an example of a point source of air pollution? One single coal factory What is an example of a nonpoint source of pollution? Run off pollutants like motor oil. What are some natural events that can degrade air quality (natural source of air pollution)? *Dust storms, volcanoes, and natural fires. What are the primary activities of humans that can degrade air quality (human action source of air pollution)? *Automobile emissions, factory/power plants, human open fires. We discussed air pollutant categories based on four different “parameters”. What are those four different parameters? *Emission History, Greatest Threat to human history, Carbon Content, Toxicity to plant
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EVPP 111 Lecture - Learning Guide 15 - Air Quality Issues - Air Pollution - Outdoor - Spring 2010

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