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8. The destruction of forests is known as . 9. The spreading of city development onto undeveloped land is called . 10. is used water that comes from homes, communities, farms, and businesses. Replace the underlined words with the correct term. precycling conservation recycling 11. Recycling is the protection and preservation of the environment by managing natural resources. 12. Conser v ation involves making decisions about products before you purchase them in order to reduce waste. 13. The processing of materials so that they can be used again in some form is precycling . Match each definition with the correct term. air pollution noise pollution asbestos radon decibel smog Air Quality Index (AQI) 1. A yellow-brown haze that forms when sunlight reacts with air pollution. 2. An index for reporting daily air quality. 3. A fibrous mineral that has fireproof properties. 4. An odorless, radioactive gas that can cause cancer. 5. A unit used to express the relative intensity of loudness of sound. HS_HEALTH_U09_C29_CR 12/8/03 6:09 PM Page 784
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785 Chapter 29 Review Chapter 29 Review THINKING CRITICALLY 1. Evaluating. Explain how keeping your automobile engine in good condition can reduce air pollution. 2. Analyzing. Before the development of modern landfills, trash was discarded in pits and open dumps. Explain how today’s landfills are an improvement over this waste-disposal strategy. 3. Applying. List three grocery store items that create excessive waste. Suggest an alternative for each item. Test Practice Test Practice Read the passage below, and then answer the questions. 1. What change, if any, should be made to sentence 1? Change throws to throughs. Change the question mark to a period. Change american to American. Make no change. 2. What is the most effective way to rewrite the last sentence? Although we will not be on the Earth forever, we should still care. The Earth is where we live, and we should remember to clean it up. The Earth is where we make our home, and it is our responsibility to keep it safe and healthy. We all live here, and we should try to improve our planet. 3. Write a paragraph using persuasive techniques to urge people to recycle newspapers or bottles and cans. (1) Did you know that the typical american family throws away more than 1,200 pounds of trash per year? (2) And that about 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills? (3) Soon, these landfills will be full, and we are running out of places to put new ones. (4) How can we reduce these mountains of garbage? (5) We can do it by recycling. (6) Some people object to recycling because they think it costs too much, but recy- cling actually saves money because it means less solid waste disposal. (7) Others say that people are too lazy to separate trash and wash out cans and bottles. (8) This is not true. (9) Across the country, people have shown their willingness to pitch in and recycle.
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