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Introduction to Environmental Science, 2018 edition

Introduction to Environmental Science, 2018 edition is the textbook for Environmental Science 1000 (ENSC1000)

Chapter 5: Air Pollution

Chapter 5: Air Pollution Outline

  1. Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere
  2. Ozone
    1. The Ozone Layer
    2. The Ozone Hole
    3. Ozone Depletion
    4. The Montreal Protocol
  3. Outdoor Air Pollution
    1. Criteria Pollutants
    2. Volatile Organic Compounds
    3. Smog
    4. Toxic Pollutants
  4. Indoor Air Pollution
  5. Effects of Air Pollution on Human Health
  6. Acid Rain
  7. Air Pollution Legislation
    1. Clean Air Act
    2. EPA's Role
    3. State and Local Governments' Roles
    4. Outcomes of the Clean Air Act

Chapter 5: Air Pollution Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter students will be able to:

  1. Describe the composition and structure of the atmosphere.
  2. Explain the importance of the ozone layer, its depletion, and specific steps taken to address it.
  3. Distinguish between indoor and outdoor air pollution and how these compare among industrialized and less industrialized countries.
  4. Identify natural and anthropogenic sources of air pollution.
  5. Explain the effects of air pollution on human and ecosystem health.
  6. Explain how the Clean Air Act legislation works and describe its outcomes.