For Earth Science:
For Boy Scouts:
*6) Do EACH of the following activities:
A) Name two government agencies that are responsible for tracking the use of chemicals for commercial or industrial use. Pick one agency and briefly describe its responsibilities to the public and the environment. Check out the following governmental agencies Mission Statements.
The CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/about.html
The EPA: http://epa.gov/
The FDA: http://www.fda.gov/
B) Define pollution. Explain the chemical effects of ozone, global warming, and acid rain. Pick a current environmental problem as an example. Briefly describe what people are doing to resolve this hazard and to increase understanding of the problem. http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_7_1.htm
C) Using reasons from chemistry, describe the effect on the environment of ONE of the following: 1) The production of aluminum cans or plastic milk cartons 2) Sulfur from burning coal 3) Used, motor oil 4) Newspaper
Al cans http://www.cancentral.com/canc/nontext/lesson5.htm%20 (go to "Background")
D) Briefly describe the purpose of phosphates in fertilizer and in laundry detergent. Explain how the use of phosphates in fertilizers affects the environment. Also, explain why phosphates have been removed from laundry detergents.