SMOG

Ashley Wright, Brianna Dillard, & Patrick Moore

What is the MAJOR cause of Smog??

Smog is often caused by heavy traffic, high temperatures, sunshine and calm winds.

What chemicals are in Smog??

Photochemical smog was first described in the 1950s. It is the chemical reaction of sunlight, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere.

What effect does it have on people??

It can be dangerous to breathe in too much smog. Smog contains a health-harming pollutant called ozone. Elevated levels of ozone have been shown to cause a variety of negative health effects in the lungs.

Where is Smog a large problem??

More smog is found in large busy cities.

Ways to prevent Smog..

Avoid using household products with high levels of volatile hazardous materials. Use electrical yard equipment instead of gas-powered. Do not use charcoal lighter fluid when you barbecue. Instead, use an electric starter or propane grill.