5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- primary pollutant
- low sulfur coal
- radon gas
- acid rain
- a A pollutant that is put directly into the atmosphere by human or natural activity
- b was generally formed under freshwater conditions
- c rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants
- d 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
- e Radioactive material that comes up from the ground and can penatrate basements, causing indoor pollution
5 Multiple choice questions
- caused by sulfuric and nitric acids resulting in lowered pH of surface waters
- (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).
- an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
- a substance related to alcohol. formaldehyde is made by the body from alcohol and contributes to hangovers
- 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.
5 True/False questions
cyclone collector → air 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
sick buildings → Buildings with air pollution, insect sprays, industrial cleaners, fumes from new carpets.
clean air act → Set emission standards for cars, and limits for release of air pollutants
atmosphere → the mass of air surrounding the Earth
cilia → short, hair-like structures made of microtubules that enable movement of cells or movement of materials outside a cell