ACT Reading 2.6 Natural Science Passage
ACT Reading 2.6 Natural Science Passage. The health hazard mentioned in question 2 was, according to this report, a direct result of which of the following?
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Could choice (D) be right?
Well, the swampy, low-lying topography of Louisiana doesn't do anybody any favors--during
hurricane season at least.
But the passage doesn't say anything about Louisiana's swampiness being the main problem here. (D) is out.
Choice (C) says the issue is climate change.
Though some will tell you that global warming is increasing the frequency and ferocity of
hurricanes, the passage doesn't say any such thing.
Answer (A) is super tempting. It's correct, in that hurricanes Rita and Katrina definitely
caused the problems addressed in the passage.
We still can't give it our stamp of approval, however, because the hurricanes only indirectly
caused the health hazard at hand.
Since the question specifically asks for the "direct" cause, we're going to have to keeping looking.
(B) is the answer choice for us.
The passage says that the FEMA trailers in which the storm evacuees lived were the culprits,
because toxic formaldehyde was used in the building materials.
Formaldehyde in the building materials? So, what—did they hire undertakers as construction workers?