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1. When did air pollution become an environmental issue?
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What are some of the landmark events that made people aware of air pollution problems?
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What are some of the general effects of air pollution on
The environment?
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Vegetation?
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Human health?
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What are the main sources of air pollution?
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What are the major air pollutants? ***listed below**
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What is the difference between primary and secondary air pollutants?
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Where are air pollution problems the most severe?
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What is smog? What chemical reactions and atmospheric conditions are involved in the formation of smog?
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What trends are expected in urban air pollution?
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What can be done to reduce air pollution in urban areas?
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What is acid rain?
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What causes acid rain?
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What are the environmental effects of acid rain?
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How can acid rain and other air pollutants be controlled?
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What are the provisions of the Clean Air Act and subsequent amendments?
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What is the current status of the Clean Air Act?
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What are the Criteria Air Pollutants? (NAAQS)
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What are Hazardous Air Pollutants? (NESHAPS)
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What is the Air Quality Index (AQI) and how is it calculated?
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What are some of the costs of controlling air pollution?
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What are the major air pollution issues in North Carolina?
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Chapel Hill?
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sulfur dioxide (SO2)
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nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2)
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CO
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Ozone
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Volatile Organic Carbons (VOCs)
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Particulate matter (PM)
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Hydrogen sulfide (H2S)
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Hydrogen fluoride (HF)
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Lead (Pb)
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