Let talk about air pollution!

1. Define air pollution.
2. Identify major causes of air pollution (e.g., automobiles, burning garbage, electric power plants emissions, industrial boilers and certain consumer products).
3. Identify the effects of air pollution (health effects in humans, effects such as acid rain on the environment, effects on the ozone layer, ground level-smog).
4. To identify programs in place to reduce air pollution (passage of The Clean Air Act, industry programs such as the development of reformulated gasoline).
5. To identify personal methods of reducing air pollution (car-pooling, reduction in use of aerosol spray products, choosing biodegradable products).
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  • your responses should be thoughtful
  • your responses should be written using proper grammar and spelling
  • your responses should be respectful of others opinions

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Reuters television asked people on the street about their opinions on pollution and climate change, and what governments and companies should do about it. Basmah Fahim reports.