BY: Julia

What is the major cause of smog?

Smog is basically derived from the merging of two words; smoke and fog. Smog is also used to describe the type of fog which has smoke or soot in it. Smog is a yellowish or blackish fog formed mainly by a mixture of pollutants in the atmosphere which consists of fine particles and ground level ozone.

What chemicals are involved?

It is the chemical reaction of sunlight, Nitrogen oxides and organic compounds in the atmosphere, which leaves airborne particles and ground-level.

What affect does it have on people?

Because of the effects of ozone on your lungs, smog exposure may lead to several different types of short-term health problems.

Where is it a large problem?

Any large city, there is bound to be smog. It is a big problem in Japan, China, and some parts in the U.S.

Ways to prevent it?

Smog is mostly caused by cars. The best way to reduce smog is not to use cars as much as we normally do. But in reality, this is not a very prtactical solution. Ways to prevent smog are: 1. Combine your errands into one trip. Things will get done faster, and at the same time reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.
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