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    • Air Pollution By: Allison Murphy
    • Air Pollution is…
      • Air pollution is any airborne material that arises in high concentrations, enough to threaten the health of humans, animals, and even plants and the environment.
    • Types of Pollution
      • Primary Air Pollutants
        • enter the atmosphere directly from a source (such as smokestacks)
      • Secondary Air Pollutants
        • formed after a chemical reaction takes place between a primary pollutant and other components of air (such as water vapor)
    • Sources of Pollution…
      • Transportation (exhaust from automobiles, boats, planes) is an example of a human generated source pollution
      • Volcanic erosion is an example of a natural source of air pollution
    • Examples of Natural Pollutants
      • Wildfires
      • Hot springs
      • Cattle
      • Pine trees
    • Examples of Human Generated
      • Power plants
      • Automobiles
      • Fireplaces
      • Garbage fires
    • Particulate Matter
      • Particulate matter
        • mixture of very small solid and liquid particles of debris in the air
      • Health affects:
        • respiratory problems
        • asthma
        • irregular heartbeats
        • nonfatal heart attacks
    • Smog
      • Smog is the mixture of smoke and fog.
        • It is human generated
      • It is produced from things such as burning coal, exhaust from a vehicle or industrial admissions
    •  
    • Forms of Pollution
      • Carbon Monoxide
      • Sulfur Dioxide
      • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
      • Types of Nitrogen Oxides
    • Interesting Facts
      • “ Every year, one American produces over 3,85 pounds of hazardous waste.”
      • “ Over 80% of items in landfills are recyclable, but they’re not.”
      • “ Each year, factories spew 3 million tons of toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water.”
      • http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-pollution
    • Prevention
      • Here are a few things that us humans can do to prevent pollution:
        • Walk more, drive less
        • Recycle plastics, aluminums, glasses
        • Use furnace/fireplaces as little as possible
        • Stop using lawn and plant fertilizers
        • Turn off lights when not using them
        • Use “energy-saving” light bulbs
    • Sources for Information
        • http://healthandenergy.com/air_pollution_causes.htm
        • http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Atmosphere/pollution_sources.html&edu=elem
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smog
        • http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-pollution
        • http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/community/classroom/pp/m6-006-e.html
        • Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation To The Atmosphere, Fifth Edition, by C. Donald Ahrens
    • Pictures
      • Cairo Air Pollution with less smog – Pyramids1
        • <div xmlns:cc=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/ns#&quot; about=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/94693506@N00/2419349835/&quot;><a rel=&quot;cc:attributionURL&quot; href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/94693506@N00/&quot;>http://www.flickr.com/photos/94693506@N00/</a> / <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/&quot;>CC BY 2.0</a></div>
      • DSC_138
        • <div xmlns:cc=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/ns#&quot; about=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/38449766@N03/3602195819/&quot;><a rel=&quot;cc:attributionURL&quot; href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/38449766@N03/&quot;>http://www.flickr.com/photos/38449766@N03/</a> / <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/&quot;>CC BY 2.0</a></div>
      • Discrepant
        • <div xmlns:cc=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/ns#&quot; about=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturesdawn/2469516605/&quot;><a rel=&quot;cc:attributionURL&quot; href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturesdawn/&quot;>http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturesdawn/</a> / <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/&quot;>CC BY 2.0</a></div>
    • Pictures cont.
      • Smog
        • <div xmlns:cc=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/ns#&quot; about=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramella/349279227/&quot;><a rel=&quot;cc:attributionURL&quot; href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramella/&quot;>http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramella/</a> / <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/&quot;>CC BY 2.0</a></div>
      • Smog over the city
        • <div xmlns:cc=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/ns#&quot; about=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikkoskinen/288988547/&quot;><a rel=&quot;cc:attributionURL&quot; href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikkoskinen/&quot;>http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikkoskinen/</a> / <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/&quot;>CC BY 2.0</a></div>
      • Glowing coals
        • <div xmlns:cc=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/ns#&quot; about=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/oakleyoriginals/3623475487/&quot;><a rel=&quot;cc:attributionURL&quot; href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/oakleyoriginals/&quot;>http://www.flickr.com/photos/oakleyoriginals/</a> / <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/&quot;>CC BY 2.0</a></div>
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