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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Pollutants Top 10 Corporate air Polluters1)Bayer Group2)Textron Inc.3)General Electric Co.5)Precision Castparts6)Koch Industries7)SPX Corp.8) Dow Chemical Co.9)BASF10)Northrup Grumman Corp. ~Ozone: Not to be confused with the "good ozone" of the stratosphere, "bad ozone" is a pollutant made by Nitrogen Oxides ad VOCs when there are exposed to sunlight. Bad Ozone is trapped in the troposphere, or ground level, where it creates smog. Ozone may cause asthma attacks, coughing, breathing difficulty, premature death and harm to plants and crops. The reduction of crops and plant life causes a decline in the sale of crops, resulting in a decline in the economy. OSHA , or the OcupationalSafety and Health Administration regulates the amount of Ozone in a work place. The EPA, or Environmental Protection Agency, also regulated ozone levels based on The Clean Air Act. 2.4 million people die each year from causes directly attributable to air pollution. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a pollutant produced by combustion; like in cars, trucks, engines,stoves, lanterns and burning coal.People abd animals may be poisoned by inhaling CO because it may replace oxygen in your bloodstream.Carbon Monoxide poisoning could lead to dizziness,headaches,weakness, chest pains or even death.Because CO is odorless and colorless, it may be hardto detect.Carbon Monoxideis toxic to fish, so it mayhurt the fishing industry or poison those who eatthe fish. CO is also a greenhouse gas, thereforeit traps heat in the atmosphere, and may contribute to global warming. Nitrogen Oxides are a pollutant made or Nitrogen and Oxygen(s) that come from burning fuel in motor vehicles, power plants, and industrial boilers.Nitrogen Oxide can make the body vulnerable to respiratory infection, lung disease and cancer. Nitrogen Oxides may cause acid rain and brown haze in the atmosphere. Acid rain can harm plant life and crops, and could harm the agricultural industry. VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are fumes caused by the burning of fossil fuels, solvents, cleaning supplies,paints, glues, and cars. Gasoline, benzyne, and xylene are examples of VOCs. VOCs cause smog to form and may cause cancer. VOCs also harm plants and crops, so food for animals and the agricultural industrymay decline as a resukt of VOC pollution. Sulfur Dioxide is an air pollutant caused by chemicalinteractions between sulfur and oxygen. It mostly comes from burning fossil fuels such as gasoline, oiland natural gas and is released from petroleum refineries, paper mills, and power plants. Sulfer Oxides dissolve easily in water, and cause acid rain whichdamages lakes, forests, metals, and stone. SulfurDioxides may irritate the nose, throat and airwaysand cause wheezing, coughing and shorness ofbreath . Sulfur Dioxide is regulated in the industry under the Clean Air Act. Particulate Matter (PM) or Particle Pollution is pollution of small solids, such as smoke, ash, soot, dust and lead. Particle Pollution can come from different sources, like cars, trucks, buses, construction sites, burning wood, etc. PM canreduce visibility and cause many respiratory problems, and has been linked to cancer. It can even corrode metal, erode building and sculptures, and ruin fabric. Lead pollution is a type of particle pollution that is harmful because it can be deposited in soil and water after being suspended.The major sources of lead pollution are metal processing, land smelters,waste incinerators and acid battery manufacturers. Exposure to lead may causeblood, organ and neurological damage in animals. Lead can also slow down growth in plants causing a decline in the agricultural industry. - Julia Greene
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