5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- low sulfur coal
- secondary pollutant
- clean air acts
- carbon monoxide
- mobile pollution
- a was generally formed under freshwater conditions
- b U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Acts of 1970, 1977, and 1990, which have established air pollution regulations for key pollutants that are enforced by states and by major cities; these acts have greatly reduced outdoor air pollution from six major pollutants.
- c pollutant formed by the chemical reactions of other primary or secondary pollutants
- d 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.
- e (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).
5 Multiple choice questions
- Buildings with air pollution, insect sprays, industrial cleaners, fumes from new carpets.
- the mass of air surrounding the Earth
- low sulfur coal: have to burn more of the coal to get the same effect, but the overall coal emission is still lower overall
- symbiotic association between a fungus and a photosynthetic organism
- tiny sacs of lung tissue specialized for the movement of gases between air and blood
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).
troposphere → the layer of the atmosphere that contains the ozone layer; temperature increases as you go up
atmospheric pressure → the mass of air surrounding the Earth
formaldehyde → cause cross-linking that inactivates proteins and nucleic acids
oxides of nitrogen → nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO) 2 primary nitrogen pollutants produced by natural bacteria action