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Which people suffer the most from short-term and long-term exposure to pollutants?
a) small children and the elderly
b) teenagers
c) middle-aged adults
d) young parents

Exposure to increased ultraviolet radiation can cause all of the following EXCEPT __________.
a) asthma
b) skin cancer
c) cataracts
d) an effect on the immune system

Damage from ultraviolet radiation can be prevented by wearing any of the following EXCEPT __________.
a) a swimsuit
b) long-sleeved shirt
c) a wide-brimmed hat
d) sunglasses

Pollutants can be more concentrated in animals higher in the food chain because of __________.
a) chlorofluorocarbons
b) photochemical smog
c) acid rain
d) biomagnification

Acid rain does NOT directly affect __________.
a) water life
b) land animals
c) plants
d) soil

Water loss in plants is due to the effects of __________.
a) smog
b) the ozone layer
c) biomagnification
d) chlorofluorocarbons

__________ decreases a plant's ability to fight disease
a) Smog
b) Ozone
c) UV radiation
d) Acid rain

Buildings can deteriorate from the effects of __________.
a) UV radiation
b) ozone
c) acid rain
d) photochemical smog

The amount of damage an air pollutant makes is dependent on all of the following EXCEPT the __________.
a) kind of pollutant
b) length of exposure to the pollutant
c) amount of pollutant taken in
d) source of the pollutant

An example of a short-term health effect of air pollution is __________.
a) pneumonia
b) brain damage
c) lung cancer
d) heart disease

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