What are the harmful effects of photochemical smog and how can they be controlled?

Asked by Abhisek | 1 year ago |  77

1 Answer

Solution :-

Photochemical smog is oxidizing in nature since it is composed of NO2 and O3, which are responsible for corrosion of rubber, stones, metals and painted surfaces. Photochemical smog also contains formaldehyde, PAN and acrolein. Both ozone and PAN and cause eye irritation while nitric oxide (derived from NO2) is responsible for throat and nose irritation. At higher levels, this type of smog can also cause headaches, throat dryness, chest pain and other respiratory ailments.

CONTROL MEASURES:

Use of catalytic converters can be used to prevent the release of NOinto the atmosphere.

Plants such as Pyrus, Pinus, Quercus, Juniparur, and Vitis can planted as these have the capability to metabolize NO2.

Answered by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago

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