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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 ) Decay, Volcanoes, burning fossil fuels, Deforestation As water warms, its ability to absorb CO2 is reduced Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) aerosol propellants, cleansing agents for electrical and electronic components, and foaming agents cataracts, skin cancer, and weakened immune systems Ground-level ozone (O 3 ) gasoline vapors, vehicle exhaust and industrial emissions, and chemical solvents reduced lung capacity, aggravated asthma, permanent structural damage to the lungs, and increased susceptibility to respiratory illnesses Sulfuric acid (H 2 SO 4 ) naturally in volcanic gasses, home and larger pool treatment, the disposal of automobile batteries, electroplating facilities, electronics, semiconductor and
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Unformatted text preview: circuit board production, potato growers, and water and waste water treatment sulfuric acid mist can irritate the eyes, nose, throat and lungs, severely burn the skin and eyes, and at higher levels can cause a buildup of fluid in the lungs, serious burns Note : Some pollutants may not have direct health effects. What air pollutants combine and contribute to this issue? Carbon Dioxide, Nitric Oxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide, Sulfur and Chlorofluorocarbons, Mercury Briefly describe the health and environmental problems caused by the selected atmospheric issue. Breathing problems are becoming a major issue with air pollution. Heavy air pollution has been known to lead to cancer in some cases. Mercury is released into air and mingles with the rain. When it rains fish absorb the mercury which we then eat when eating fish. SCI 275...
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course MISC 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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