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5 Matching questions

  1. asbestos asbestosis
  2. Asian Brown Cloud
  3. high sulfur coal
  4. black lung
  5. sick buildings
  1. a Buildings with air pollution, insect sprays, industrial cleaners, fumes from new carpets.
  2. b low sulfur coal: have to burn more of the coal to get the same effect, but the overall coal emission is still lower overall
  3. c • Mining, milling, fabrication of asbestos-containing products, removal of insulation
  4. d lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
  5. e a massive dark brown cloud of mostly industrial smog stretching nearly continuously across much of India, Bangladesh, industrial China, and the surrounding ocean

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. caused by sulfuric and nitric acids resulting in lowered pH of surface waters
  2. 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
  3. Organic chemicals that evaporate readily and exist as gases in the air
  4. chance, accident
  5. 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

  1. particulate mattera small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)


  2. 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.


  3. lichenschance, accident


  4. atmospheric pressurethe pressure exerted by the atmosphere on all objects within it


  5. oxides of nitrogennitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO) 2 primary nitrogen pollutants produced by natural bacteria action


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