Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Book: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Chapter: 3. Sources of Energy

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 18 of Short Answer Type Questions-Pg-131

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Write a short note on the pollution caused by burning fossils fuels.

Most fossil fuels are burned to turn into energy, and the gasses released into the air by burning, in turn causes air and water pollution. Gases released by the burning of fossil fuels include carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and hydrocarbons. In the air, these gases become a carcinogen, which can be inhaled and can also mix with falling rain to form acid rain.Also, burning of fossil fuels produces smoke and a lot of ash.

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