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Air pollution: Effects of air pollution

len Alfred Ajibola - Tue, 12th March, 2019 @ 7:17 AM

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The following are postural defects except _____.

  • A. Joint Legs

  • B. Forward Head Posture

  • C. Flatfoot

  • D. Genu Valgum

  • E. Uneven Shoulders

  • F. Bowlegs

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The above image (protruding abdomen) is not a postural defect.

  • A. True

  • B. False

The tennis grand slam tournament played on a grass court is the _____.

  • A. US Open

  • B. Australian Open

  • C. Wimbledon

  • D. French Open

  • E. Italian Open

  • F. English Open

Which of the following sport personnels isn't a notable female tennis player? (The firstname had been abbreviated in the options below).

  • A. S. Tsitsipas
  • B. M. Navratilova

  • C. M. Hinges

  • D. M. Sharapova

  • E. V. Williams

  • F. N. Osaka

Which of the following isn't a measure to prevent domestic accidents?

  • A. Alertness and use of common sense when doing things

  • B. Drugs should be kept of out reach of children

  • C. All electrical issues should be fixed by parents only

  • D. Living rooms, rest rooms, stores, bathrooms and kitchen should be properly lighted

  • E. Babies should be closely monitored by parents

  • F. Families should be oriented on the basic home safety rules

Which of the following is false concerning domestic accidents?

  • A. They are preventable

  • B. They always occur inside our homes

  • C. They occur within our environment

  • D. Food can lead to domestic accidents

  • E. Carelessness is a major cause of domestic accidents

  • F. According to reports, it is considered as one of the 4 major causes of death around the world

Which of the following is not an effect of pollution?

  • A. Contamination of food by disease vectors

  • B. Eutrophication

  • C. Formation of acid rain

  • D. Afforestation

  • E. Global warming

  • F. Demise of aquatic flora and fauna

The process of contaminating the atmosphere by introducing harmful and toxic substances into it is termed _____.

  • A. Pollution

  • B. Wind Pollution

  • C. Air pollution

  • D. Lithospheric pollution

  • E. Hydrospheric pollution

  • F. Breeze pollution


What is Air Pollution?

Air pollution can be defined as the process of contaminating the atmosphere by the introduction of harmful and toxic substances into it. The substances that bring about air pollution are called air pollutants.

Please read on layers and composition of the atmosphere here.

Air pollutants include smoke generated from the burning of petroleum products, coal, wood, rubber and plastics. Other forms of air pollutants are smoke from chimneys, industries and vehicles.

Carbon(II)oxide (CO) is a gaseous pollutant that could lead to suffocation and death in animals when Inhaled.

Sulphur(IV)oxide (2) and Nitrogen(IV)oxide (NO2) are also considered as air pollutants. These gases will contribute to the formation of acid rain which will in turn destroy the leaves of plant.

Please read on the solutions to air pollution here.

Certain normal processes like respiration, grassland fires and volcanic eruptions will also bring about air pollution.

During respiration, animals breathe out carbon(IV)oxide into the atmosphere. (CO2) is an air pollutant.

You can read on the basic characteristics of life here.

Reports suggest that air pollution kills over 2 millions people annually.

 

Effects of air pollution

  1. It results to eutrophication or hypertrophication; which is a processes that brings about an increased growth of algae in water bodies, thus ultimately leading to the death of other aquatic organisms present on/in the water.
  2. It brings about the irritation of the eyes, nose and upper respiratory tract.
  3. It can cause cancer of the lungs and heart attacks.
  4. Suffocation and death.
  5. Formation of acid rain and smog.
  6. It can cause the death of aquatic flora and fauna. Please read on the differences between plants and crops here.
  7. Ozone layer depletion.
  8. Global warming.
  9. Green house effect.

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