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AIR POLLUTION

VOCABULARY WORDS ON AIR POLLUTION.

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AIR POLLUTIONCONDITION IN WHICH THE AIR CONTAINS SUBSTANCES HARMFUL TO LIVING THINGS.
CARBON MONOXIDEAN ODORLESS,COLORLESS,POISONOUS GAS PRODUCED BY THE INCOMPLETE BURNING OF FOSSIL FUELS.
NITROGEN OXIDEWHEN COMBUSTION TEMPERATURES EXCEED 538 DEGREES C. NITROGEN AND OXYGEN PARTICLES IN THE AIR COMBINE TO FORM NITROGEN OXIDES.
SULFUR DIOXIDEPRODUCED BY CHEMICAL INSTRUCTIONS BETWEEN SULFUR AND OXYGEN.
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDSCHEMICAL COMPOUNDS THAT FORM TOXIC FUMES.
PARTICULATESVERY SMALL, SEPERATE PARTICLES, AS IN SOOT AND ASH.
PRIMARY POLLUTANTPOLLUTANT PUT DIRECTLY INTO AIR BY HUMAN ACTIVITY, SUCH AS SOOT FROM SMOKE.
SECONDARY POLLUTANTPOLLUTANT THAT FORMS WHEN A PRIMARY OR NATURALLY OCCURRING SUBSTANCE COMES INTO CONTACT WITH OTHER PRIMARY POLLUTANTS TO FORM A CHEMICAL REACTION.
THERMAL INVERSIONATOMOSPHERE CONDITION IN WHICH THE AIR ABOVE IS WARMER THAN THE AIR BELOW, SOMETIMES TRAPPING POLLUTANTS NEAR THE EARTH'S SURFACE.
SMOGAIR POLLUTION OVER URBAN AREAS, THAT REDUCES VISIBILITY.
SICK BUILDING SYNDROMECONDITION OF BUILDINGS WITH PARTICULARY POOR AIR QUALITY FREQUENTLY CAUSED BY SEALED WINDOWS AND POOR AIR CIRCULATION.
ACID PRECIPITATIONHIGHLY ACIDIC RAIN, SLEET, OR SNOW THAT RESULTS FROM THE REALEASE OF OXIDES OF SULFUR AND NITROGEN INTO THE AIR FROM BURNING FOSSIL FUELS.
ACID SHOCKSUDDEN INFLUX OF ACIDIC WATER CAUSED BY MELTING ACIDIC SNOWS THAT RUSH INTO LAKES AND STREAMS KILLING LARGE NUMBERS OF FISH AND AMPHIBIANS AND EFFECTING THE OFFSPRING OF OTHERS.
OZONEFORM OF OXYGEN WITH MOLECULES MADE OF 3 OXYGEN ATOMS.
OZONE LAYERLAYER OF UPPER ATMOSPHERE WHERE MOST ATMOSPHERIC OZONE IS CONCENTRATED, SERVING TO ABSORB MUCH SOLAR ULTRA VIOLET RADIATION.
RADON GASGAS PRODUCED NATURALLY IN THE EARTH BY THE DECAY OF URANIUM.
ASBETOSMINERAL THAT SEPERATES INTO LONG, THREAD LIKE FIBERS, USED FOR INSULATION.
ASTHMAAN ALLERGIC RESPIRATORY DISORDER CHARACTERIZED BY WHEEZING AND DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING.
EMPHYSEMAA CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE CHARACTERIZED BY ABNORMAL ENLARGEMENTS AND LOSS OF ELACTICITY OF THE AIR SPACES.
CHRONIC BRONCHITISLONG LASTING INFLAMATION OF THE MEMBRANE LINING OF THE BRONCHIAL TUBES.
WATER CYCLETHE CONTINUAL PROCESS IN WHICH WATER CIRCULATES BETWEEN THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE EARTH.
WEATHERCONDITIONS IN THE ATMOSPHERE AT A PARTICULAR PLACE AND TIME.
ULTRA VIOLETHARMFUL LIGHT FROM SUN.
CFC'SCLUROFLUROCARBONS: HAMN MADE CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS RESTRICTED IN USE BECAUSE OF OZONE DESTRUCTION.
HYDROCARBONANY OF A CLASS OF COMPOUNDS CONTAINING ONLY HYDROGEN AND CARBON, AS METHANE.


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