Air Pollution Types

    Ozone is the main constituent of smog. What is it's molecular formula?

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    Ozone is a molecule of 3 oxygen atoms

    PM2.5 (particulate matter) is a dangerous, well-documented pollutant. What does the abbreviation mean?

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    The WHO have set international standards for pollution limits. What standards have they set for PM10?

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    In an attempt to clean up traffic-related air pollution, the U.S. government banned leaded fuel. In what year did it come into effect?

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    The Great Smog of London was a turning point to combat poor air quality. What year did the phenomenon occur?

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    The smog occurred in 1952 that brought about the United Kingdoms Clean Air Act 1956.

    Many air quality specialists will refer to pollen as a type of air pollution. Pollen count is a measure of:

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    Surprisingly, radon is a significant air pollutant in some homes. It's a radioactive decay product of what element?

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    Uranium is found naturally in soil and rocks worldwide, which decays to form the radioactive gas, radon. It can migrate through the soil and bedrock and into your home.

    More people die from indoor air pollution compared to outdoors. True or False?

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    Air pollution concentrations are typically lower in warm, dry days. True of False?

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    Warmer days typically means the suns rays penetrate more, so more photochemical reactions occur to produce ozone. Rain is actually beneficial to remove pollutants as the droplets combine with pollutants to take them out of suspension.

    What is the name of the reaction responsible for generating smog?

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    VOCs will evaporate at room temperature and are emitted from burning fossil fuels. What does the abbreviation stand for?

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    Paraffin candles will deposit soot and contribute to indoor air pollution. What is the name of the process responsible for this?

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    Incomplete combustion means some remnants of the fossil fuel remains, in this case, paraffin in the form of soot. Complete combustion would mean no soot is produced.

    What two pollutants are mainly associated with acid rain?

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    Which air pollutant gives off a rotten egg smell?

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    Air Pollution Types
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    There you have it. Hopefully, this quiz gives you an appreciation for the various sources of pollution. There are a lot of pollutant-types that exist in your home as well, and surprisingly, pollution concentrations tend to be higher in your home...
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