Question and answer
How does each of these types of air pollution affect human health and the environment?
Effects on Health and the Environment Like photochemical pollutants, sulfur oxides contribute to the incidence of respiratory diseases. [ Acid rain, a form of precipitation that contains high levels of sulfuric or nitric acids, can contaminate drinking water and vegetation, damage aquatic life, and erode buildings. When a weather condition known as a temperature inversion prevents dispersal of
smog, inhabitants of the area, especially children and the elderly and chronically ill, are warned to stay indoors and avoid physical stress. The dramatic and debilitating effects of severe air pollution episodes in cities throughout the world—such as the London smog of 1952 that resulted in 4,000 deaths—have alerted governments to the necessity for crisis procedures. Even everyday levels of air pollution may insidiously affect health and behavior. Indoor air pollution is a problem in developed countries, where efficient insulation keeps pollutants inside the structure. In less developed nations, the lack of running water and indoor sanitation can encourage respiratory infections. Carbon monoxide, for example, by driving oxygen out of the bloodstream, causes apathy, fatigue, headache, disorientation, and decreased muscular coordination and visual acuity. Air pollution may possibly harm populations in ways so subtle or slow that they have not yet been detected. For that reason research is now under way to assess the long-term effects of chronic exposure to low levels of air pollution—what most people experience—as well as to determine how air pollutants interact with one another in the body and with physical factors such as nutrition, stress, alcohol, cigarette smoking, and common medicines. Another subject of investigation is the relation of air pollution to cancer, birth defects, and genetic mutations. A relatively recently discovered result of air pollution are seasonal "holes" in the ozone layer in the atmosphere above Antarctica and the Arctic, coupled with growing evidence of global ozone depletion. ]
Expert answered|Isaak03|Points 67|
Question
Asked 9/8/2013 4:13:33 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
you will complete your research paper describing the characteristics of an ideal appraisal system.
Weegy: what is your concern regarding this matter. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 9/8/2013 7:19:35 PM
0 Answers/Comments
17,899,331 questions answered
Popular Conversations
3x+3/18x= User: 10x+3/=
Weegy: this is quite simple, if you read over the question a few times and learn the tendencies. One number is ten ...
10/20/2014 5:27:08 PM| 5 Answers
Unfortunately, my mom told me it was time for my annual check ...
Weegy: Unfortunately, my mom told me it was time for my annual check up. Annual means yearly. User: Choose the ...
10/20/2014 4:18:03 PM| 4 Answers
Which value for x makes the sentence true? 8x = 3x 30
Weegy: 8x - 20 = 3x + 5; 8x - 3x = 5 + 20; 5x = 25; x = 25/5; x = 5 User: 7x - 5 = 3x + 11 Weegy: 8x + 3 = 7x - ...
10/20/2014 7:11:38 AM| 2 Answers
Which value for x makes the sentence true? 8x = 3x + 20
Weegy: 8x - 20 = 3x + 5; 8x - 3x = 5 + 20; 5x = 25; x = 25/5; x = 5 User: Which value of x makes the following ...
10/20/2014 7:16:30 AM| 2 Answers
Which value of x makes the following equation true? 3(x - 3) = -2x ...
Weegy: 6(x - 2) = -2x + 28 6x - 2 = -2x + 28 6x - 12 = 28 + 2x 8x - 12 = 28 8x = 28 + 12 8x = 40 x = 40/8 x = ...
10/20/2014 7:18:42 AM| 2 Answers
After the auditorium filled up,we seated about fifty people on the ...
Weegy: After the auditorium filled up, we seated about fifty people on the stage. The sentence structure is: ...
10/20/2014 9:35:49 AM| 2 Answers
When particles are moving between two phases and no net change in the ...
Weegy: When particles are moving between two phases and no net change in the amount of either phase occurs, ...
10/20/2014 10:33:23 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
L
Points 2160 [Total 14535]| Ratings 0| Comments 2160| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
P
C
1
L
Points 1393 [Total 10874]| Ratings 3| Comments 1363| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 752 [Total 12981]| Ratings 0| Comments 752| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 482 [Total 1881]| Ratings 0| Comments 482| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 455 [Total 6249]| Ratings 3| Comments 425| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 408 [Total 408]| Ratings 0| Comments 378| Invitations 3|Offline
S
Points 321 [Total 322]| Ratings 3| Comments 291| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 197 [Total 197]| Ratings 1| Comments 187| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 48 [Total 6282]| Ratings 0| Comments 48| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 27 [Total 27]| Ratings 0| Comments 27| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.