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  • High Levels Carbon Monoxide
    663 words
    The Invisible Killer Nearly three hundred people in the United States alone, die from the poisonous gas called carbon monoxide every year. Several thousand others go to hospital emergency rooms for treatment of this serious adverse dormant gas every year as well (CSPC 466). Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, latent gas produced by the incomplete burning of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (CPSC 464). Appliances fueled with natural gas, coal, liquefied petroleum oil, kerosen...
  • Air Pollution From Cars
    436 words
    Car Pollution Driving a car is the most polluting act an average citizen commits. Emissions from cars is going up in Canada and the US despite attempts to make engines more fuel-efficient. The main reason is that cars are getting bigger and pick-up trucks and sport / utility vehicles replacing smaller, lighter cars. The average new vehicle in 1998 consumed more fuel than its counterpart in 1988. Exhaust from engines combine to produce adverse effects on the health of drivers and all other people...
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
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    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Imagine that it is the first really cold night of the winter season. You begin to feel a chill in the house so you decide it's time to turn on the furnace. So you get up out of your chair and adjust the thermometer. After a while you notice that it has not really warmed up much in the house. So you decide to check it again just as soon as you get something for this awful headache that just came on. But, as you get up out of your chair you almost fall over because you ar...
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
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    Imagine a killer perfect enough to travel through the corridors of your home completely undetectable to the eye of its prey. It can't be heard, can't be smelled, and before you or anyone in your household realizes that something is wrong, it could already be too late. Over ten thousand people fall victim to carbon monoxide poisoning and over one thousand five hundred die per year of this gas so deadly, it is referred to as the "silent killer" ("What Is Carbon Monoxide?" ). Carbon monoxide, or CO...
  • Carbon Dioxide Gas
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    Since the invention of the automobile, man has put on this earth millions upon millions of cars. These automobiles that we so frequently use, are now polluting the environment we live in. Our cars are now the single greatest contributors of poisonous gases in our environment today. These poisonous gases not only take their toll on the environment, but they also have a harmful affect on our lives as well. These gases create many serious environmental problems, which in turn affect the health of a...
  • Control Of Air Pollution The Regulations The
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    Introduction Air Air Pollution Air Pollution Introduction Air pollution is nothing new. Ever since the discovery of fire, less-than-desirable substances have been vented into the air. One of the first air-pollution regulations dates back to the fourteenth century, when King Edward I banned the burning of sea coal in lime kilns. U.S. air-pollution regulations have their roots in British Common Law. But regardless of those efforts, air pollution continues to be a serious local and world-wide probl...

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