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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 of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, automobiles, and power plants Difficulties in breathing, dizziness, headaches. Plants convert carbon dioxide plus water to reproduce oxygen in a process called photosynthesis. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) Freon, aerosol sprays, sulfur, ammonia Non-toxic to humans but destroys the ozone layer which in turn can cause skin cancer, eye disorders, and can harm the Earths aquatic system Ground-level ozone (O 3 ) When nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds mix in the atmosphere in the presence of sunlight. Automobile exhaust industrial emissions and chemical sprays all contribute. Irritation of the respiratory system causing coughing and throat irritation. Can lead to complications of asthma and respiratory infection. Can cause lung disease. Affects
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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