Question and answer
Explain Transport Related Air pollution and how it affects human health and the environment\
* Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is mainly emitted by the burning of fossil fuels such as crude oil and coal. Sulfur dioxide is an irritating gas that can cause burning of eyes and mucus membranes in the nose, throat, and lungs. [ [ In moist air, sulfur dioxide combines with water to form sulfuric acid, the foundation of winter smog and acid deposition. * Nitrogen oxides (NOX) are gases formed by
the combination of nitrogen with various numbers of oxygen ions. Human sources of nitrogen oxides include vehicle traffic; fossil-fuel burning power facilities and industrial factories; and agricultural fertilizers. Nitrogen oxides react with other gasses in the air to form ozone and acids. Nitrogen oxides also accelerate eutrophication of water bodies. * Ammonia (NH3) also results from agricultural activities, including animal husbandry, and contributes to acid deposition and eutrophication. * Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) include a range of different contaminants, such as carbohydrates, organic compounds and solvents. VOCs arise from fossil fuel burning, industrial processes such as leather tanning plastics manufacturing, use of household cleansers, paints, items made from petro-chemicals, and agricultural activities. VOCs play a central role in ozone loss. They can have a variety of effects on human health ranging from noxious odors to respiratory diseases and even cancer. * Methane (CH4) is emitted mainly by livestock, but smaller amounts are also released during waste combustion and natural gas production. Methane contributes to the greenhouse effect, global warming, and climate change. * Carbon monoxide (CO) results from the incomplete combustion of any fuel. High concentrations of CO in the blood prevent the transportation of oxygen and can lead to headaches, breathing difficulty, and swift death. Carbon monoxide also contributes to the greenhouse effect and global warming. * Dust particles, or particulate matter, can derive from natural events such as volcanoes or human activities such as construction and industrial processes. Cement manufacturing, mining, and other mineral processing industries are primary sources of dust. ] ]
Expert answered|uneta|Points 60|
Question
Asked 9/13/2013 9:44:41 AM
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.
20,717,332 questions answered
Popular Conversations
What is a catalyst defined as?
5/4/2015 8:16:34 AM| 3 Answers
Find the sum of the given polynomials. 2mn + 4n 2 and 5m 2 - 7mn
Weegy: 2mn + 4n2 + 5m2 - 7mn = (c)5m2- 5mn+ 4n2 User: Reduce -8 + b 2 by 5 + b 2. User: Reduce -8 + b^2 by 5 + b^2. ...
5/4/2015 10:44:02 AM| 3 Answers
2x 2 - 2x - 1 = 0
Weegy: (2x - 1)(x + 5) = 0; 2x - 1 = 0; 2x = 0 + 1; 2x = 1; x = 1/2; x + 5 = 0; x = 0 - 5; x = -5; the solution ...
5/4/2015 11:57:49 AM| 3 Answers
solve: 14(-9-4m)=42
Weegy: 42/14 = 3/1 = 3 User: -1=1/2h-7-3/4h Weegy: -1 = 1/2h -7 - 3/4h -1 + 7 = 1/2h - 3/4h; 6 = 1/2h - 3/4h; 6 ...
5/4/2015 6:43:34 AM| 2 Answers
How often are you wrong weegy?
Weegy: It all depends on who the expert that is answering the question. Also auto- answering is previous expert answer ...
5/4/2015 10:11:13 AM| 2 Answers
Find the product. -a 2 b 2 c 2(a + b - c)
Weegy: -a^2 b^2 c^2(a + b - c) = -a^3b^2c^2 - a^2b^3c^2 + a^2b^2c^3 User: Find the product. - y(2y 3 - 8) ...
5/4/2015 10:59:37 AM| 2 Answers
Find the product. -2x a(-4x b - 2x 3 + 5x) User: Simplify 8 + 3{x ...
Weegy: (8m - 4n) + (6m + 3n) = 8m - 4n + 6m + 3n; = 14m - n User: Simplify 7(n - p) + 5p. User: Simplify 8y(y - 4) ...
5/4/2015 11:13:16 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 188 [Total 718]| Ratings 0| Comments 188| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
Points 81 [Total 473]| Ratings 1| Comments 71| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
P
1
P
1
Points 48 [Total 8794]| Ratings 0| Comments 48| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 41 [Total 8224]| Ratings 0| Comments 41| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 16 [Total 24]| Ratings 0| Comments 16| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
Points 11 [Total 3765]| Ratings 0| Comments 11| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 179]| Ratings 1| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 3 [Total 23]| Ratings 0| Comments 3| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1]| Ratings 0| Comments 1| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 127]| Ratings 0| Comments 1| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.