5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- volatile organic compounds
- acid rain
- primary pollutant
- mobile pollution
- a 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.
- b 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
- c rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants
- d A pollutant that is put directly into the atmosphere by human or natural activity
- e Organic chemicals that evaporate readily and exist as gases in the air
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- • Mining, milling, fabrication of asbestos-containing products, removal of insulation
- symbiotic association between a fungus and a photosynthetic organism
- a converter that uses a platinum-iridium catalyst to oxidize pollutants and carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water
- the mass of air surrounding the Earth
- pollutant formed by the chemical reactions of other primary or secondary pollutants
5 True/False Questions
carbon dioxide → (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).
particulate matter → 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)
radon gas → cause cross-linking that inactivates proteins and nucleic acids
industrial smog → smog resulting from emissions from industry and other sources of gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels.
indoor air pollution → Compounds that affect breathing that occur indoors. Examples: woodstove smoke, furnace emissions, formaldehyde, radon, household chemicals