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5 Matching questions

  1. electrostatic precipitator
  2. oxides of nitrogen
  3. emphysema
  4. peroxyacyl nitrates
  5. temperature inversion
  1. a an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function
  2. b secondary air pollution for which can injure plant tissue, irritate eyes, and aggravate respiratory illnesses in humans
  3. c a type of cleaner that removes unwanted particles and liquid droplets from a flow of gas
  4. d nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO) 2 primary nitrogen pollutants produced by natural bacteria action
  5. e atmospheric condition in which warm air traps cooler air near the earth's surface

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. low sulfur coal: have to burn more of the coal to get the same effect, but the overall coal emission is still lower overall
  2. the National Ambient Air Quality Standards established by the U.S. federal government to limit air pollution
  3. Compounds that affect breathing that occur indoors. Examples: woodstove smoke, furnace emissions, formaldehyde, radon, household chemicals
  4. Buildings with air pollution, insect sprays, industrial cleaners, fumes from new carpets.
  5. the layer of the atmosphere that contains the ozone layer; temperature increases as you go up

5 True/False questions

  1. formaldehydecause cross-linking that inactivates proteins and nucleic acids


  2. buffera form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms in each molecule instead of two. protects us from dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the sun


  3. aldehydesa substance related to alcohol. formaldehyde is made by the body from alcohol and contributes to hangovers


  4. mobile pollutionAccording 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. tropospherethe lowest atmospheric layer