Axia College Material
Air Pollution Chart
After reviewing Ch. 8 and 9 of your text, complete the following table, then respond to the questions that follow:
|Issue |Sources |Health/Environmental Effects |
|Carbon dioxide (CO2) |Carbon Oxides |Contributes to global warming and causes health problems such |
| | |as bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. |
|Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) |Man made pollutants |Breaks down the ozone and allows harmful ultraviolet (UV) |
| | |radiation rays to break through the atmosphere and onto the |
| | |earth’s surface. |
|Ground-level ozone (O3) |Man made pollutants |Global warming, smog, lower crop yields, also causes health |
| | |issues such as bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. |
|Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) |Sulfur Oxides |Causes respiratory disorders, and damage to internal organs. It|
| | |also can cause damage to plants and crops. |
Note: Some pollutants may not have direct health effects.
Choose one of the following atmospheric issues: air pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, and acid deposition. Then, respond to the following:
• What air pollutants combine and contribute to this issue?
The major primary air pollutants are carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, and hydrocarbons. These come from things like car...