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August Quiz Sources and Additional Info

Here are the sources for the answers to the August Common Health Quiz on Workplace Health and Safety along with some additional information about each question.

1. Which of these pollutants contribute most to acid rain

Answer: Sulfur Dioxide

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2. Which of these pollutants contribute most to global warming?

Answer: Carbon Dioxide

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


3. What is the leading source of global warming emissions in Maine ?

Answer: Transportation.

Although we often decry the pollution that drifts into Maine from other states, we produce a good bit of the pollution in our air ourselves, and the vehicles we drive are the main source of locally generated air pollution in the state. For information on how to help reduce pollution from vehicles, see the Environment Maine web site.

Source: Environment Maine

4. How much has the incidence of asthma increased in Maine over the past 20 years?

Answer: 100%

According to pulmonologist Dr. Robert Weiss, the incidence of ashtma has about doubled (a 100% increase) in the past 20 years in Maine. To hear a short intervew on what we can do to improve air quality in spaces we have control over, click on the link below.

Source: Dr. Robert Weiss


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