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5 Matching Questions

  1. TRI
  2. primary pollutant
  3. black lung
  4. atmosphere
  5. temperature inversion
  1. a atmospheric condition in which warm air traps cooler air near the earth's surface
  2. b lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
  3. c Toxic Chemical Release Inventory, required for facilities manufacturing, mining, and utilities that manufacture or process over 25,000 pounds or "otherwise use" over the threshold planning quantity of extremely hazardous substances
  4. d the mass of air surrounding the Earth
  5. e A pollutant that is put directly into the atmosphere by human or natural activity

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants
  2. short, hair-like structures made of microtubules that enable movement of cells or movement of materials outside a cell
  3. a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
  4. S + O₂ → SO₂
    2SO₂+ O₂ → 2SO₃
    SO₃+ H₂O → H₂SO₄, natural source: volcanoes, decay of organic matter. man made source: combustion of sulfur containing coal and smelting of sulfide ores. methods of reduction: alkaline scrubbing.
  5. the National Ambient Air Quality Standards established by the U.S. federal government to limit air pollution

5 True/False Questions

  1. industrial smogsmog resulting from emissions from industry and other sources of gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels.


  2. mobile pollutionAccording to the EPA, mobile sources produce nearly half of two major causes of smog—volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), almost 90% of carbon monoxide, and more than half of hazardous air pollutants.


  3. electrostatic precipitatora type of cleaner that removes unwanted particles and liquid droplets from a flow of gas


  4. emphysemaan abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function


  5. inversion layerRadioactive material that comes up from the ground and can penatrate basements, causing indoor pollution


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