C1 The Atmousphere Today

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What is the atmousphere made up of?
78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen,1% argon and traces of carbon dioxide and water vapour
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What gases are constant in the atmousphere?
nitrogen, oxygen and argon
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What are the 5 pollutants you need to know about?
Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulates, sulfur dioxde and nitrogen oxides
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What is the main cause of pollution in our atmousphere?
Burning fossil fuels
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What are some effects of pollutants on humans?
They can cause disease or death in people who breathe in large quantities
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What is an example of pollutant which is directly harmful to humans?
Carbon monoxide
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Why is carbon monoxide harmful to humans?
Because when inhaled, it reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry which can be dangerous
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What is an example of pollutants harming us indirectly?
Damaging the enviroment. An example of this is acid rain which pollutes rivers and can poison fish
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