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Where is air quality worst in the US and why

the east coast bc the winds bring air pollution to the east

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What organization sets air quality standards to protect human health?

Environmental Protection Agency

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Who is responsible for making sure that air quality standards are being met?

The states

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What is global warming?

The temperature rise on earth

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Methylene Chloride

paint strippers
nerve disorders
open windows when stripping paint

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Nitrogen Oxide and Carbon Monoxide

unvented gas stoves and kerosene heaters
headaches irregular heartbeats
Bamboo Palm

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Tobacco Smoke

cigarretes
lung cancer
smoke outside

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Asbestos

pipe insulation
lung disease/cancer
have insulation removed
ceiling tiles

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Benzene

oils paints plastics
chromosomal aberrations leukemia
Gerbera Daisy Chrysanthemum

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Formaldehyde

paper
nausea dizziness
Bamboo peace lily Pot mum

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Tetrachlorathylene

Dry Cleaning
Nerve disorders
reduce use of dry cleaning

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Styrene

carpets plastic products
liver and kidney damage
none

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Trichloroethane

aerosol sprays
dizziness irregular breathing
reduce use of sprays

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Radon

The earth
lung cancer
reseal home

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name the six alternative energies

hydroelectric
geothermal
wind
solar
biomass
nuclear

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What is hydroelectric power?

water spins turbines in a dam creating electricity

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what is geothermal energy

the earth heats water really deep in the ground turning it into steam turning a turbine

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what is wind energy

wind spins a wind turbine creating energy

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what is solar energy

the suns energy is harnessed in solar panels using photovoltaic cells

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what is biomass power?

the burning of biomass to create energy

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What is the greenhouse effect?

The greenhouse effect is when the gasses in our atmosphere cause heat from the sun to get trapped inside of the atmoshpere

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effects of ozone depletion

dangerous uv rays
kills phytoplankton

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What causes ozone depletion

Chlorofluorocarbons or cfcs turn o3 into o2

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Where do cfcs come from?

Aerosol sprays
refrigeration liquids