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, also causes heath problems such |
| | |as : bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma |
|Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) |Man made pollutants |Breaks down the ozone, and allows harmful ultraviolet (UV) |
| | |radiations rays to break through the atmosphere and onto the |
| | |earths surface |
|Ground-level ozone (O3) |Man made pollutants |Global warming, smog, lower crop yields, also causes heath |
| | |problems such as : bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma |
|Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) |Sulfur oxides |Causes respiratory disorders, and damage to internal organs. |
| | |Also damaging 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?
Ground level ozone and carbon dioxide are two contributors to global warming.
• Briefly describe the health and environmental problems caused by the selected...