1. by “fine” particulates? Fine Particulates cause short-term

1. Describe the locations and abiotic conditions where your samples were collected. My group had 4 locations. I had one in my bathroom and one in the living room. Guillermo had him in his room and Machete had his in his kitchen. My Bathroom has an air vent, a shower, a toilet, and two sinks. My living room has 3 couches and an air vent. The kitchen has a stove, microwave, fridge, multiple cabinets, table, and five chairs. The room has a lamp, desk, drawers, clothes, shoes, blanket, pillow, window, bed.2. Name five examples of particulate pollutants. Five examples of Particulate pollutants are dust, fly ash, soot, smoke, aerosols3. Which particulate pollutants were most abundant in your indoor sample? Outdoor? What were the likely sources of the particulates identified in your samples?Dust was most abundant in our indoor samples but we did not have an outdoor sample. I believe likely source of particulates were skin flakes, dead skin cells, or mold spores.4. What is the difference between a “fine” vs. “coarse” particulate pollutant?   Coarse Particulate pollutant has a PM size of PM 10-2.5 while fine particulate pollutant size of PM 2.5-.01 5. List three health effects caused by “fine” particulates? Fine Particulates cause short-term health effects to the nose, throat, eyes, and etc. These include sneezing, coughing, and runny nose.6. How are the alveoli of the lungs affected by (PM10) and (PM 2.5) particulates? PM 10 can be breathed into the lungs but PM 2.5 can be breathed deep into the lungs entering the alveoli where it stays there for a long time creating health issues.7. What are the major anthropogenic causes of particulate pollution? Some of the major anthropogenic causes of particulate pollution could be burning fossil fuels in vehicles, coal combustion, and power plants.8. Which agency regulates PM pollution? Which current US cities have poor particulate air pollution issues? Why?The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates PM pollution. Cities with the poorest PM pollution are Los Angeles CA, Visalia CA, and Bakersfield CA. Mountains Surround Bakersfield on three sides so it was a pollution trap.9. What are some of the benefits and negative aspects of tighter particulate pollution controls on health/business? With a tighter grip on particulate pollution, means lower deaths, lower medical bills, and reduce missed school and works days. This will have a negative impact on business because they will have to pay more money to keep up with the protocol which might lead to loss of jobs.10. What kind of specific technologies or laws could you create to specifically reduce particulate pollutants? I can create a law to make businesses have to pay a heavy tax depending on how much particulate pollutants they are releasing. I would then use this money to fund fuel-efficient vehicles and make them cheaper for the public use.


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