Appendix D

Axia College Material
Appendix D

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) Electric, coal, automobiles, industrial companies Headaches, dizziness, restlessness, a tingling or pins or needles feeling, difficulty breathing, sweating, tiredness, increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, coma, asphyxia to convulsions and even frostbite if exposed to dry ice.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) air conditioning/cooling units, as aerosol spray propellants Excessive exposure to some chlorofluorocarbons may affect the brain, eye, heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, reproductive system and skin.
Ground-level ozone (O3) vehicle exhaust, industrial and utility plants Trouble breathing, chest pains, wheezing, lung damage, asthma
Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) batteries Severe lung damage, pulmonary edema, coughing, shortness of breath
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? All of the air pollutant issues from above have helped contribute to the global warming. They have each contributed in their own way,
• Briefly describe the health and environmental problems caused by the selected atmospheric issue. Global Warming effects the environment by causing the weather to be too hot. Ice is melting; it is causing severe storms, earthquakes, etc… It affects our health by heat strokes, dirty air and water, spreading of diseases more quickly because they spread faster in heat.
• Provide one key solution to help either reduce the effects or recover from the effects of the selected issue. From what I have read and understand, we are almost at the point of no return. People are recycling, carpooling,...