2 & 3 Lec Q Part 1 - Air Pollution and Public Health Quiz

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Which category of air pollutants are emitted directly from identifiable sources?

Primary pollutants

What is the major component of photochemical smog?

Ozone

Which pollutant is an example of a secondary pollutant?

Ozone

Which pollutant is a major primary pollutant?

Carbon monoxide

Which level does indoor air pollution occur at?

Both primary and secondary levels

Which category of air pollutants is produced in the atmosphere through chemical reactions among primary pollutants?

Secondary pollutants

All of the following are component of classical air pollutants Except?

Hydrogen sulfide

Which pollutant is an example of an organic air pollutant?

Benzene

Which organization's data shows that almost all of the global population breathe air that exceeds guideline limits?

World Health Organization (WHO)

What are the main sources of air pollution?

Automobiles, industrial emissions, and domestic sources, miscellaneous

Which types of diseases are associated with exposure to ambient air pollution?

Strokes, heart diseases, and lung cancer

How many people are exposed to dangerous levels of household air pollution?

2.4 billion

What are the main pollutants addressed in the guideline update?

PM2.5, PM10, Ozone, Nitrogen dioxide, Sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide

Which countries suffer from the highest exposures to air pollution?

Low- and middle-income countries

What is the definition of air pollution?

Contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere

What are the health impacts of ambient air pollution and household air pollution?

Respiratory diseases and premature deaths

What is the combined annual death toll associated with ambient air pollution and household air pollution?

7 million

What is the relationship between air quality and climate?

Air quality is closely linked to the earth's climate and ecosystems globally

Which one of these is NOT considered a primary pollutant?

Atmospheric sulfuric acid

Which one of these is a major component of photochemical smog?

Ozone

Which one of these is NOT considered an organic air pollutant?

Asbestos

Match the following pollutants with their associated health impacts:

Outdoor air pollution = Strokes, heart diseases, lung cancer, acute and chronic respiratory diseases Household air pollution = 7 million premature deaths annually Indoor air pollution = Contamination of the indoor environment Carbon monoxide = Automobiles

Match the following pollutants with their sources:

Hydrocarbons = Automobiles Biomass = Using polluting open fires or simple stoves for cooking fueled by Kerosene = Using polluting open fires or simple stoves for cooking fueled by Lead = Automobiles

Match the following pollutants with their types:

Primary pollutants = Emit directly from identifiable sources Secondary pollutants = Produced in the atmosphere through chemical reactions Organic air pollutants = Example: Formaldehyde Inorganic air pollutants = Example: Lead

Match the following pollutants with their category:

Sulfur dioxide = Primary air pollutant Atmospheric sulfuric acid = Secondary air pollutant Carbon monoxide = Primary air pollutant Ozone = Component of photochemical smog

Match the following pollutants with their type:

Acrylonitrile = Organic air pollutant Nitrogen dioxide = Classical air pollutant Lead = Inorganic air pollutant Particulate matter = Primary air pollutant

Match the following pollutants with their source:

Burning refuse = Miscellaneous source Smoke = Domestic source Pesticide spray = Miscellaneous source Dust = Domestic source

Test your knowledge on air pollution and its impact on public health. Learn about the alarming statistics and global exposure levels. Take this quiz to understand the link between air quality and climate change.

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