AIR POLLUTION OBJECTIVES


1) Be able to describe the circumstances that led up to the London Fog Crisis, and its effects and how it ended.

2) Know the name of the two other deadly “fog crises” and the number of deaths they caused.

3) Know the definition of “smog” and what the two main types of smog are.

4) What conditions enhance the severity of smog and industrial haze?

5) What are the major categories of air pollutant by source, classification, and type?

6) Know the major sources and effects of the major air pollutant types.

7) Know how photochemical pollutants are produced and if they are primary or secondary pollutants.

8) Know what region of the U.S. has the worst problem with air pollutant accumulations.

9) Know what region of the U.S. has the worst problem with acid deposition, and know what kind of bedrock results in the least and most severe problems with acid deposition.

10) Why is it difficult to determine the effect of a single air pollutant type?


11) What areas typically have the worst air pollution problems?


12) What are the effects of air pollution on vegetation and agriculture?


13) What are the effects of air pollution on human health?


14) What are the major sources of indoor air pollution?


15) What is the principle piece of legislation that deals with air pollution in the U.S.? How is this law enforced?


16) What are the two main components of a typical emission control device?


17) What is the one air pollutant type that has shown an increase in the U.S. from the 70’s to the 90’s?