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  1. volatile organic compounds
  2. temperature inversion
  3. asbestos asbestosis
  4. oxides of nitrogen
  5. carbon dioxide
  1. a (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. b • Mining, milling, fabrication of asbestos-containing products, removal of insulation
  3. c atmospheric condition in which warm air traps cooler air near the earth's surface
  4. d Organic chemicals that evaporate readily and exist as gases in the air
  5. e nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO) 2 primary nitrogen pollutants produced by natural bacteria action

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. pollutant formed by the chemical reactions of other primary or secondary pollutants
  3. cause cross-linking that inactivates proteins and nucleic acids
  4. a converter that uses a platinum-iridium catalyst to oxidize pollutants and carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. inversion layerA layer of air that is warmer than the air below


  2. alveolitiny sacs of lung tissue specialized for the movement of gases between air and blood


  3. acid depositionrain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants


  4. electrostatic precipitatorair is sucked into a cyclone that has metal sheet that remove large pollutants and then the air is pushed back out while the large pollutants are cleaned out


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