air pollution

Topics: Air pollution, Greenhouse gas, Ozone depletion Pages: 3 (356 words) Published: October 8, 2013
air pollution issues Name__________________________ Date_________ Period_____

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Match the following air pollution issues with ALL appropriate causes (letters) and consequences (numbers). All letters and numbers will be used at least once. Each issue may have any number of causes and consequences. Any given cause or consequence may (or may not) apply to more than one issue.

Issues

acid deposition

global warming

photochemical smog

stratospheric ozone depletion

indoor air pollution

Causes

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Consequences

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Major contributing causes
a) SO2 from coal burning
b) CFCs from air conditioners
c) CO2 from oil burning
d) Radon
e) hydrocarbons (HC) from auto exhaust
f) CH4 (methane) from livestock & landfills
g) CO2 from oil burning
h) volcanic eruptions
i) N2O from nylon production, N-fertilizers
j) CO2 from coal burning
k) NOx from auto exhaust
l) formaldehyde
m) CO2 from auto exhaust
n) CO (carbon monoxide) from auto exhaust
o) poorly ventilated wood stoves
p) CO2 from deforestation
q) CH4 from leaky natural gas pipelines
r) CFCs from aerosols & fire suppressants
s) CO2 from natural gas burning
t) cleaning products and oil-based paints
Consequences
1. increased skin cancer
2. altered ocean currents
3. increased solubility of toxic metals in lakes and soil
4. decreased NPP (net primary productivity)
5. increased animal/human respiratory...
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