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Smog Facts The word "smog" is a combination of the words "smoke" and "fog." It originally referred strictly to a combination of exactly those two things. Nowadays, however, the word "smog" refers more loosely to any mixture of air pollutants, including gas and fine particles that congregate in the air, usually around populated areas. Smog can cause health problems and is a serious environmental issue. Causes Traditionally smog came from the smoke produced by burning coal in factories...

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Photochemical Smog

Photochemical Smog Gifted Chemistry IB Alternative Assessment 1997 March 19 Historically, the term smog referred to a mixture of smoke and fog, hence the name smog. The industrial revolution has been the central cause for the increase in pollutants in the atmosphere over the last three centuries. Before 1950, the majority of this pollution was created from the burning of coal for energy generation, space heating, cooking, and transportation. Under the right conditions, the smoke and sulfur dioxide...

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Smog as Air Pollution

are many kinds of air pollution, one of them is smog. Smog can come from many areas, particularly factories and transportation systems, but there are some differences between developed and developing countries. In developed countries, highly developed industry is the main reason that smog is serious, they mostly use fossil fuels. However, developing countries started to industrialize, so increasing number of factories is the most important cause of smog and they always use the coal or wood burning....

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Smog Does Nobody Good

As of April 2000, Houston, Texas flunked the air quality test given by the American Lung Association of Texas. The city was carefully being watched because of the alarming reports taken from 1996-1998. Houston's smog and ozone levels have now surpassed Los Angeles's notorious air pollution problem. They must take advice from this infamously polluted city without slowing down the economic growth of their port city. They could reduce the traffic on the ship channel and the city's highways, or create...

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Smog in Los Angeles

Smog in Los Angeles Smog has been a major problem in megacities all over the world since the creation of the automobile. There are many factors that contribute to smog over Los Angeles, California, but I will focus on the automobile emissions. The word smog is a combination of the words smoke and fog. According to dictionary.com the definition is “smoke or other atmospheric pollutants combined with fog in an unhealthy or irritating mixture.” (dictionary.com). Through out this paper I will...

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Smog City 2 from Particle Pollution

Name: Date: Save Smog City 2 from Particle Pollution Student Worksheet 1. Access the Smog City 2 web site at www.smogcity2.org. 2. Select “Save Smog City 2 from Particle Pollution.” 3. Once Smog City 2 loads to your computer, take note of the areas of Smog City, including Weather Conditions, Emissions Levels and Population. All areas have “clickable” choices. Mouse-over or click on the choices. • NOTE: in the information box at the bottom of the screen, there is information about...

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The Smog Tragedy of Donora and The “Big Smoke” Tragedy of London

The Smog Tragedy of Donora, PA October, 27th - 28th 1948 On Wednesday October 27th 1948 through Thursday the 28th an environmental tragedy occurred in Donora, PA. By Friday there was a notable increase in illness and the first death occurred early on Saturday, and by late that night 17 persons were dead. Two more died on Sunday and another a week later. Rain came on the Sunday afternoon, and cleared away the smog, but hundreds of people were still ill. 20 people died and thousands became ill....

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With reference to Beijing, assess the short term and long term effectiveness of the mitigation measures taken to reduce smog (20)

With reference to Beijing, assess the short term and long term effectiveness of the mitigation measures taken to reduce smog (20). Consider air quality management, traffic controls, vehicle emission controls, zoning of industry and increased use of public transport. Pollution causes a huge concern to people in Beijing. At the moment Beijing’s pollution level is well over the safe level that the World Health Organization has set, its level is almost 22 times above. Poor air quality caused by...

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Air Pollution. Term Paper

Secondary pollutants are not emitted directly. Rather, they form in the air when primary pollutants react or interact. An important example of a secondary pollutant is ground level ozone — one of the many secondary pollutants that make up photochemical smog. Some pollutants may be both primary and secondary: that is, they are both emitted directly and formed from other primary pollutants. About 4 percent of deaths in the United States can be attributed to air pollution, according to the Environmental...

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encyclopedia For other uses, see Haze (disambiguation). Haze over Kuala Lumpur. Los Angeles skyline, showing haze. Haze over the North China Plain. A weak cold front, associated with smog, in the Yellow Sea. The cold front, while moving south, picked up the smog from eastern china into a "smog front" Haze obscuring the Faisal Mosque inIslamabad. Haze is traditionally an atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and other dry particles obscure the clarity of the sky. The World Meteorological...

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