Share
Explore BrainMass

pollutant gases in the atmosphere

Complete the following table, then respond to the questions that follow:

Issue Sources Health/Environmental Effects
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
Ground-level ozone (O3)
Sulfuric acid (H2SO4)

Note: Some pollutants may not have direct health effects.

Choose one of the following atmospheric issues: air pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, and acid deposition. Then, respond to the following:
? What air pollutants combine and contribute to this issue?
? Briefly describe the health and environmental problems caused by the selected atmospheric issue.
? Provide one key solution to help either reduce the effects or recover from the effects of the selected issue.

Solution Preview

Also attached as PDF with live hyperlinks
__________________________________________________

Issue Sources Health / Environmental Effects

Carbon dioxide (CO2) combustion of carbon-based fuels (aside from natural sources such as animal respiration) / causes enhanced thermal capacity of the atmosphere contributing to climate change ...

Solution Summary

Brief answer with sources regarding several common atmospheric pollutants and associated health effects

$2.19