APES 2012. Rachel Goodwin. Ch. 18

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DescriptionPollution
This is a pollutant that can cause cancer and comes from radioactive soil and rock surrounding the foundation of a home.
A mixture of primary and secondary pollutants formed under the influence of UV radiation from the sun.
When a layer of warm air can temporarily lie atop a layer of cooler air nearer the ground.
A colorless gas that forms when nitrogen and oxygen gas react under high-combustion temperatures in automobile engines and coal-burning power and industrial plants.
The presence of chemicals in the atmosphere in concentrations high enough to harm organsims, ecosystems, or human-made materials, or to alter climate.
A colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas that forms during the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing materials.
This mostly regional problem is harming the forests and lakes that lie downward from coal-burning facilities and from large, motor-vehicle-dominated cities without adequate polluti
A colorless and highly reactive gas, is a major ingredient of photochemical smog.
DescriptionPollution
Caused by burning of wood, charcoal, coal, or dung in open fires or poorly designed stoves to heat dwellings and cook food.
This is a pollutant from furniture stuffing, paneling, particleboard, and foam insulation. It can cause irritation of eyes, throat, skin, and lungs.
Consists of mostly an unhealthy mix of sulfur dioxide, suspended droplets of sulfuric acid, and a variety of suspended solid particles.
These particles can irritate the nose and throat, damage the lungs, aggravate asthma and bronchitis, and shorten life.
A global problem largely due to the sheer volume of pollutants produced by human activities.
A colorless gas with an irritating odor.
A chemical element that does not break down in the environment. This indestructible neurotoxin can harm the nervous system.

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