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  1. carbon monoxide
  2. troposphere
  3. volatile organic compounds
  4. peroxyacyl nitrates
  5. atmospheric pressure
  1. a secondary air pollution for which can injure plant tissue, irritate eyes, and aggravate respiratory illnesses in humans
  2. b (CO) Sources include incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. Effects: binds to hemoglobin reducing bloods ability to carry O2. Reduction accomplished by catalytic converters, oxygenated fuel, mass transit (reduction).
  3. c the pressure exerted by the atmosphere on all objects within it
  4. d Organic chemicals that evaporate readily and exist as gases in the air
  5. e the lowest atmospheric layer

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. (CO2) Sources include the combustion of fossil fuels. Effects: greenhouse gas-contributes to global warming. Reduction accomplished by increased fuel efficiency (gas mileage), mass transit (reduction).
  2. a purifier that removes impurities from a gas
  3. A layer of air that is warmer than the air below
  4. According 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.
  5. Radioactive material that comes up from the ground and can penatrate basements, causing indoor pollution

5 True/False Questions

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


  2. primary pollutantpollutant formed by the chemical reactions of other primary or secondary pollutants


  3. lichenschance, accident


  4. photochemical smoga brownish haze that is a mixture of ozone and other chemicals, formed when pollutants react with each other in the presence of sunlight


  5. acid rainshort, hair-like structures made of microtubules that enable movement of cells or movement of materials outside a cell


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