Smog in Los Angeles Flashcards

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How does photo-chemical smog occur?
When pollutants from vehicular emissions and industry emissions react with sunlight to create secondary pollutants, with these secondary pollutants mixing with the original primary pollutants
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In what year was LA named the 2nd most polluted city?
2008
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On average, how many days a year does it rain in LA and why is this significant?
roughly 35 days/year - because rain removes pollution
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How many vehicles can be found in LA?
11 million
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How many vehicles can be found in California?
24 million
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Why does pollution naturally flow into LA?
Located within a natural basin
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What is Absenteeism?
Workers not turning up for work
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How many premature deaths occur each year in LA, as a result of respiratory illnesses?
1,600 premature deaths
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What percentage of lung capacity in children is reduced on average in LA?
15-20% reduction in lung capacity
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Why did crops wilt in the area?
Lack of sunlight
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Why did Hollywood film makers go elsewhere to film?
Didn't want to film in LA due to the smog
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Why were animals dying too?
Suffering from respiratory illnesses too
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After a smog check, what is given to those who don't pass expectations?
A fine
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In what year did LA ban all outdoor burning?
2004
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How much money is LA spending on a transport overhaul?
$40 billion
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How many thousand houses will be built within 1,500ft of public transport
17,000 new homes
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When have the Californian government said they will cut emission 80% below 1990 levels by?
2050
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