Unit 6-Pollution

A. Pollution Types
    1. Air pollution
Topic Pages Questions Assignments Additional Resources
sources-primary and secondary        
480-481
p502 SS#2


major air pollutants
482-484
p502 SS#6, p503 CEF #1-3


measurement units
482-484
None
 
smog
486-488
p502 SS#1


acid deposition-causes and effects
490-495
p502 SS#4


heat islands and temperature inversions
    478-479
None


indoor air pollution
494-500
None
  
remediation and reduction strategies
484-485
p502 SS#3,5, IGD #1-3
  
Clean Air Act and other relevant laws
482
p85 IGD #1-3
  

    2. Noise pollution
Topic Pages Questions Assignments Additional Resources
sources
376 None


effects
None
None


control measures
None
None
 

    3. Water pollution
Topic Pages Questions Assignments Additional Resources
types: sources, causes, effects
429-431, 455-457
p440 TYC #6, p469 SS #2


cultural eutrophication
429-430  
None


groundwater pollution
432-433
p440 TYC #7-8
 
maintaining water quality
434-435
None


water purification
433-434
None


sewage treatment/ septic systems
435-439
p440 TYC #9-10

Birth Control in Boulder's Wastewater
Clean Water Act and other relevant laws
431
p440 SS #3
  

    4. Solid waste
Topic Pages Questions Assignments Additional Resources
types
631-634
None


disposal
635-638
p654 TYC #1-5


reduction
639-644
p654 TYC #6
 

B. Impacts on the Environment and Human Health
    1. Hazards to human health
Topic Pages Questions Assignments Additional Resources
environmental risk analysis
402-407
p409 TYC #10, SS #1, 4-5; p409-410 IGD #1-3

Toxic People-The Pollution Within NG Article
acute and chronic effects
389-395, 399
p408-409 TYC #2-4,9, SS #2, 6


dose response relationships
397-401        p408-409 TYC #7-8, SS #3
 
air pollutants
482-484



smoking and other risks
383-388
p408 TYC #1, 5



    2. Hazardous chemicals in the environment
Topic Pages Questions Assignments Additional Resources
Types of hazardous waste
646
p654 TYC #8


treatment/disposal of hazardous waste
647-652       
p654 TYC #9


cleanup of contaminated sites
652-653
p654 TYC #10
 
biomagnification
395-396 p408 TYC #6


relevant laws
406




C. Economic Impacts
Topic Pages Questions Assignments Additional Resources
Cost-benefit analysis
40-41, 80-81, 403
p53 TYC #7-8


externalities
42
p55 CEF #1-3; p84 SS #1


marginal costs
41
p54 TYC #4-5
 
sustainability
77-83
p84 TYC #10, SS #5-6



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