Some common air pollutants: ground level ozone, Biology

Ground level ozone:

Ground level ozone is the ozone present at the lower level of earth atmosphere. It is not emitted directly into the environment but produced by complex chemical reaction, when nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOC'S) react in presence of sunlight. NOx and VOC's are called ozone precursors and produced from cars, trucks, electric power plants, paint's fumes and industrial process. Ground level ozone is the primary constituents of smog (smoke + fog). Ground level ozone, though less in concentration than ozone in the stratosphere is more of a problem because of its adverse health effects. The major health effects are:

(i)  Irritation of the respiratory system causing coughing, throat irritation and uncomfortable sensation in the chest.

(ii)Increases susceptibility to respiratory infections.

(iii) Aggravates asthama.

(iv) Inflammation and damage to lining of lungs.

 

 

Posted Date: 7/12/2012 1:42:55 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Some common air pollutants: ground level ozone, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Some common air pollutants: ground level ozone, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Some common air pollutants: ground level ozone Discussions

Write discussion on Some common air pollutants: ground level ozone
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Define risk of stress fracture among Athletes? There is an increased risk of stress fracture among athletes which is associated with lower calcium intake and lower bone density

Q. What is the function of the umbilical cord? The umbilical cord is a set of blood vessels that connects the fetus with the placenta and in the fetus one extremity of the cord

Cyanide - Enzyme-activity Control Plants generate cyanide from cyanogenic glucides and histidines. Ethylene biosynthesis is also accompanied by cyanide production. Nitrate red

most recent classification of parasitic protozoa with its general characters

Q. Explain about Microwave irradiation? Most micro-organisms are destroyed by the action of microwave of a frequency of about 2450 MHz and a wavelength of 12.24 cm. The water c


what organ stores glycogen

What are the main structures of chloroplasts? Chloroplasts are included by two membrane layers, the outer and the inner membranes. Inside the organelle the formative unit is kn

what is usually regarded as evidence that photosynthesis has occurred in a plant?

You need to prepare 500 ml of a solution containing 10 mM Tris, 0.15 M NaCl and 1 mg/ml SDS. At your work disposal are stock solutions containing 1 M Tris, 2.5M NaCl and 10% (w/v)