The Air we Breathe

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Primary Pollutants

Pollutants that are put directly into the air by human or natural activity
- Cars, Smokestacks, Pollen, and erupting volcanoes are some of them

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Secondary Pollutants

Pollutants that form from chemical reactions that occur when 2 primary pollutants or something else go together
- Some are formed when a primary pollutatant reacts w/ sunlight

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Oxides

Are chemical compounds that contain oxygen and other elements
- Nitrogen oxide contributes to smog and acid rain

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Acid Precipitation

Percipitation that contains acids from air pollution
- It can kill fish and trees