Air Pollution

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CARBON MONOXIDE

  • When fossil fuels are burnt without enough oxygen, CO is formed
  • If combined with red blood cells, it prevents them from carrying oxygen
  • CO is mainly released through car emissions. Most cars are fitted with catalytic converters which convert CO into carbon dioxide, decreasing the amount of CO in the atmosphere

SULFUR DIOXIDE

  • Burning fossil fuels releases CO2 and S02

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