of Common Outdoor Pollutants
that is colorless, odorless, and at high levels, poisonous.
vision, reduced work capacity, reduced manual dexterity, poor
learning ability, and difficulty in completing tasks.
CO forms when carbon in fuel is not burned completely.
It is found in motor vehicle exhausts, industrial processes,
non-transportation fuel combustion, and natural sources such
as wild fires.
lungs and less resistance to respiratory infections such as
influenza. Acute respiratory disease too in children.
brown gas. Usually enters the air as a result of high
temperature combustion processes, home heaters, and gas stores
are also sources of NO2.
of breath, chest pain, wheezing, and coughing. Bacterial pneumonia
results from long term, repeated exposure to high levels of
reactive gas in form of oxygen. Main component of air
pollution known as smog. Forms by action of sunlight on
carbon-based chemicals, acting in combination with oxides of
trigger asthma attacks and cause wheezing, coughing, and respiratory
irritation in individuals with sensitive airways.
term for a type of air pollution that consists of complex and
various mixture of particles. These solids include dirt, soil
dust, pollens, molds, ashes, and soot.
illness, alterations in the lung's defenses, and aggravation
of existing cardiovascular disease.
Formed when fuel containing sulfur (mainly coal and oil) is
burned. Large industrial facilities have the highest monitored
concentration of SO.
exposure to a low dose can cause leukemia. Acute effects from
a high dose are drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heart rate, headaches,
tremors, confusion, and unconsciousness. Death can occur
from inhaling a very high level of benzene.
in industrial plant as starting chemical for synthesis of plastic,
nylon components, and synthetic detergents. Also released
into the environment from volcanoes and forest fires.
Gasoline pumps and tobacco smoke also discharge benzene into
lack of muscle coordination, dizziness, confusion, impaired
sense of balance, irritation of the skin, eye, nose, and throat,
vomiting, and irritation of the stomach.
, sweet smelling gas. Mostly a synthetic chemical produced
from petroleum. Also, a natural product of forest fires.
Found in airplane fuel, gasoline, and cigarette smoke.
drowsiness, headaches, nausea, and weakness.
that is colorless to yellow. Burning styrene produces toxic
Lung Disease (Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis)
dry irritating cough, sneezing spells, runny nose, congestion,
itchy/watery eyes and wheezing are all symptoms of this disease.
disease usually caused by breathing dust from moldy hay.
Can be caused by corn, silage, wheat, or even tobacco.
damage or even liver cancer could result.
that grows on crops such as peanuts, tree nuts, corn, wheat,
and oil seeds.