Sci 275 Appendix D Air Pollution Chart

Topics: Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas, Oxygen Pages: 4 (929 words) Published: October 29, 2011
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Appendix D
Air Pollution Chart
|Issue |Sources |Health/Environmental Effects | |Carbon dioxide (CO2) |Burning carbon-containing |The buildup of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases | | |fossil fuels accounts for most |warms the atmosphere by absorbing some of the outgoing infrared| | |human-made Carbon dioxide |(heat) radiation. Some of the heat in the warmed atmosphere is | | |(Berg, 2007). |transferred back to Earth's surface, warming the land and ocean| | |Land conversions, when tracts |(Berg, 2007). This is a positive effect. | | |of tropical rainforest are |However, high levels of carbon dioxide can displace oxygen and | | |logged or burned, emit Carbon |nitrogen, which can potentially cause health problems | | |dioxide. They also accumulate |(Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 2011). | | |in the atmosphere as a result | | | |of daily human activities, such| | | |as being removed from the body | | | |via the lungs in exhaled air | | | |(Wisconsin Department of Health| | | |Services, 2011)....

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