SSC Ecology And Environment Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which particulate size in diameter (in micrometres) of the air pollutants is responsible for greatest harm to human health?

    A)  2.5 or less        

    B)  1.5 or less

    C)  1.0 or less

    D)  5.2-2.5

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Particulate matter (PM) is an air pollution term for a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. The pollutant comes in a variety of sizes and can be composed of many types of materials and chemicals. Particles that are small enough to be inhaled have the potential to cause health effects. Of particular concern is a class of particles known as fine particulate matter or PM 2.5 that gets deep into the lung. There are many sources of PM. The air pollutant can originate from natural processes, like forest fires and wind erosion, and from human activities, like agricultural practices, smokestacks, car emissions, and construction. Examples include dust, dirt, soot, soil, and smoke.

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