Air pollution Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Air pollution.

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  • 12 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (12)

775 words, approx. 3 pages
Atmospheric Pollution Atmospheric pollution (also commonly called air pollution) is derived chiefly from the spewing of gasses and solid particulates into the atmosphere. Many pollutants—dust, ... Read more
914 words, approx. 4 pages
Air Pollution Air contamination is divided into two broad categories: primary and secondary. Primary pollutants are those released directly into the air. Some examples include dust, smoke, and a varie... Read more
976 words, approx. 4 pages
Air Pollution Air pollution may be defined as the introduction into the atmosphere of any material that brings about a negative effect on plants, animals, or people. The effect can vary from lowered v... Read more
1,529 words, approx. 6 pages
Air Pollution Air pollution is a general term that covers a broad range of contaminants in the atmosphere. Pollution can occur from natural causes or from human activities. Discussions about the eff... Read more
1,051 words, approx. 4 pages
Air Pollution Control The need to control air pollution was recognized in the earliest cities. In the Mediterranean at the time of Christ, laws were developed to place objectionable sources of odor ... Read more
153 words, approx. 1 pages
Air-Pollutant Transport Air-pollutant transport is the advection or horizontal convection of air pollutants from an area where emission occurs to a downwind receptor area by local or regional winds. I... Read more
33 words, approx. 1 pages
Ambient Air The air, external to buildings and other enclosures, found in the lower atmosphere over a given area, usually near the surface. Air pollution standards normally refer to ambient air. Read more
674 words, approx. 3 pages
Atmospheric (Air) Pollutants Atmospheric pollutants are substances that accumulate in the air to a degree that is harmful to living organisms or to materials exposed to the air. Common air pollutant... Read more
1,450 words, approx. 5 pages
Pollution Control Pollution control is the process of reducing or eliminating the release of pollutants into the environment. It is regulated by various environmental agencies which establish pollutan... Read more
342 words, approx. 2 pages
Primary Pollutant Primary pollutants cause pollution by their direct release into the environment. The substance released may already be present in some quantities, but it is considered a primary po... Read more
2,529 words, approx. 9 pages
Air Pollution The pernicious effects of air pollution were first documented long ago. As early as 61 C.E., Seneca, a Roman philosopher and noted essayist, wrote, "As soon as I had gotten out of... Read more
3,003 words, approx. 11 pages
Air Pollution Air pollution is a phenomenon by which particles (solid or liquid) and gases contaminate the environment. Such contamination can result in health effects on the population, which might b... Read more
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