Air Pollution

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  • Created on: 27-12-18 16:06
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  • Air Pollution
    • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
      • Poisonous
        • If it combines with haemoglobin in red blood cells, it prevents them from carrying O2
      • made when fossil fuels are burnt without enough air supply
      • Mostly released in car emissions
        • Modern cars have a CATALYTIC CONVERTER - turns CO into CO2
    • Acid Rain
      • Kills fish and trees
      • Causes lakes to become more ACIDIC
      • Damages leaves & releases toxic substances from the soil
        • Hard fot the trees to take up nutrients
    • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
      • Sulfur Dioxide gas + Rain clouds =
        • ACID RAIN
          • Internal combustion engines in cars and power stations are the MAIN CAUSES
      • Released when burning fossil fuels
        • Comes from sulfur impurities in the fossil fuels
          • Internal combustion engines in cars and power stations are the MAIN CAUSES

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