Air Pollution Chart
After reviewing Ch. 8 and 9 of your text, complete the following table, and then respond to the questions that follow:
|Issue |Sources |Health/Environmental Effects | |Carbon dioxide (CO2) |Fossil fuels like oil, |If a person was to get in contact with CO2, the liquid form, it| | |vehicles, gas from power |could cause frostbite. If a person was exposed to a high volume| | |plants, coal, and industrial |area that is contaminated with CO2 then they can experience eye| | |facilities |damage. In an environment CO2 could cause plants to grow at a | | | |rapid pace. | |Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) |Old air conditioners, |If a person was to come into contact with chlorofluorocarbons | | |refrigerators |they may have a scratchy throat and have coughs also. In an | | | |environment chlorofluorocarbons could cause potential damage to| | | |our ozone layer. | |Ground-level ozone (O3) |Utility plants, vehicle |If a person were to come into contact with O3 then they can | | |emissions |experience coughing, painful breathing at times, inflammation | | | |on the skin, and permanent lung damage. In an environment, O3 | | | |can cause damage to the trees and plants and could reduce the | | | |amount of forest growth in the area. | |Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) |sulfur |People could experience coughing and depending on the |
Note: Some pollutants may not have direct health effects.
Choose one of the following atmospheric issues: air pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, and acid deposition. Then, respond to the following: • What air pollutants combine and contribute to this issue?
Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Nitric Oxide, Nitrous Oxide, Sulfur and Chlorofluorocarbon
• Briefly describe the health and environmental problems caused by the selected atmospheric issue.
There could be the chance where people can have breathing problems resulting from air pollution. Heavy air pollution can be known to be the cause of cancer in some situations. The mercury is released and mixed with the rain. When the rain falls then the fish take in the mercury and then we eat the fish that have the mercury in it.
• Provide one key solution to help either reduce the effects or recover from the effects of the selected issue.
There is more than just one key solution to reduce air pollution. If more people were to trade in their old cars, they would end up having cars that don’t give off as much emission as the first. A different solution to the problem of air pollution would be to find ways of recycling pollutants to use again and again.