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Impacts of Air Pollution on Human Health

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Which of the following is NOT a correct statement about the impacts of air pollution on human health?

A

During an Ozone Action Day, people with asthma and respiratory problems are advised to stay indoors.

B

People who live downwind of a coal-burning power plant may experience reduced lung function due to the release of mercury.

C

Automobiles with dirty air filters produce more carbon monoxide which interferes with oxygen transport in the blood.

D

People who live in cities with frequent thick smog, have a greater chance of suffering a cardiovascular disease event due to small, particulate matter particles.

E

People who commute in heavy traffic and breathe exhaust fumes laden with sulfur dioxide may experience respiratory irritation.