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GENERAL SCIENCE MR. J. PRUSHINSKI EE 4.3: Air Pollution & Solutions
Outdoor Air Pollution Emissions Emissions: pollutants that are released in to the air.
Photochemical Smog Ozone Occurs when certain gases come in contact with sunlight Major chemical found in smog (O3) Outdoor Air Pollution
Temperature Inversion A layer of warm air prevents the rising air from escaping. The polluted air is trapped and held close to the surface of Earth.
Outdoor Air Pollution Acid Rain Acid Rain: precipitation that is more acidic due to air pollution. Caused from the burning of coal and oil (produce nitrogen oxides & sulfur oxides) Come in contact with water vapor
Radon Carbon Monoxide Colorless/odorless that is radioactive. Caused by certain rocks underground Colorless/oderless Caused by the burning of certain fuels (wood, coal, oil) Indoor Air Pollution
Ozone Layer Small layer in upper atmosphere that protects Earth from Ultraviolet Radiation (UV Rays) Helpful NOT harmful when high in the sky! Ozone Depletion…
Damage to the Ozone Layer Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs): human-made gases that contain chlorine & fluorine Interrupt the ozone cycle More UV radiation reaches Earth causing sunburn, skin cancer, & eye disease.