5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- carbon monoxide
- volatile organic compounds
- peroxyacyl nitrates
- atmospheric pressure
- a secondary air pollution for which can injure plant tissue, irritate eyes, and aggravate respiratory illnesses in humans
- 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).
- c the pressure exerted by the atmosphere on all objects within it
- d Organic chemicals that evaporate readily and exist as gases in the air
- e the lowest atmospheric layer
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- (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).
- a purifier that removes impurities from a gas
- A layer of air that is warmer than the air below
- 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.
- Radioactive material that comes up from the ground and can penatrate basements, causing indoor pollution
5 True/False Questions
emphysema → an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function
primary pollutant → pollutant formed by the chemical reactions of other primary or secondary pollutants
lichens → chance, accident
photochemical smog → a brownish haze that is a mixture of ozone and other chemicals, formed when pollutants react with each other in the presence of sunlight
acid rain → short, hair-like structures made of microtubules that enable movement of cells or movement of materials outside a cell