13.4: Air Pollution and Illness Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12 Estimated4 minsto complete % Progress Practice Air Pollution and Illness MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Practice Progress Estimated4 minsto complete % Estimated4 minsto complete % Practice Now MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Share Add to Library Turn In Read Practice Resources Details Loading... Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue. Color Highlighted Text Notes Show More Vocabulary Language: English ▼ English Spanish air pollution Chemical substances and particles released into the air; caused mainly by human actions, such as burning fossil fuels. Air Quality Index (AQI) Assessment of the levels of pollutants in the outdoor air that is based on their human health effects. carbon monoxide CO; a gas produced by furnaces and other devices that burn fuel; if inhaled, it replaces oxygen in the blood and quickly leads to death. ozone Three oxygen atoms bonded together in an O3 molecule; a pollutant in the lower atmosphere, but protects life from ultraviolet radiation in the upper atmosphere. particulates Tiny particles of solids or liquids suspended in the air. Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description Describes how air pollution affects human health. Learning Objectives None Related Materials Air Pollution and Illness - Advanced Difficulty Level: At Grade Authors: Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Jean Brainard, Ph.D. Tags: air pollution carbon monoxide Ozone (2 more) SCI.BIO.910.2.L.1 smog Subjects: science Biology Concept Nodes: SCI.BIO.910.2 (Air Pollution and Illness) Grades: 9 , 10 Date Created: Feb 24, 2012 Last Modified: Aug 28, 2016 Vocabulary None Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the Modality. Click Customize to make your own copy.