Solved Paper-I On Topic : Solved Paper-I Nov 2017

Que : 1 . Which of the following pollutants is the major cause of respiratory diseases ?

1. Volatile organic compounds
2. Suspended fine particles
3. Nitrogen oxides
4. Carbon monoxide
Please Select Ans Options .

Option 2 is Correct Answer
Air pollutants consist of gaseous pollutants, odours, and SPM, (suspended particulate matter) such as dust, fumes, mist, and smoke. The concentration of these in and near the urban areas causes severe pollution to the surroundings. The largest sources of human-created air pollution are energy generation, transportation, and industries that use a great deal of energy sources. Depending on their source and interactions with other components of the air, they can have different chemical compositions and health impacts. Since these pollutants are generally concentrated in and around urban areas, the outdoor urban pollution levels are far higher than in the rural areas.