Physical Geography 101
Pollution Study Guide
After the "Pollution" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.
When was the first pollution produced by humans?
What is air pollution?
What is smog?
Who enacted the first Clean Air Act?
When did Great Britain pass its first Clean Air Act? Why?
When did the United States pass its first Clean Air Act? Why did it wait so long after the UK had passed its first Clean Air Act?
List the types and sources of air pollutants.
Why is carbon monoxide so dangerous?
Why are some (but not all) hydrocarbons considered dangerous?
Why are temperature inversions and pollution a potentially deadly combination?
What is a pollution dome?
What is a pollution plume?