Choose the correct answer by crossing A, B, C, D, or E!
This text is for questions 15 to 17.
Most people choose to burn their garbage in open areas than recycling them. I suppose they don't realize how harmful this practice is to their health and to the environment. There are some reasons why we should not burn waste.
Open burning of garbage poses health risks to those exposed directly to the smoke. It especially affects people with sensitive respiratory systems, as well as children and the elderly. In the short term, exposure to smoke can cause headaches; nausea, and rashes. Over time, it can increase the risk of developing heart disease.
Since open burning of garbage is more common in rural and agricultural areas, there is particular concern for high levels of dioxins and furans settling on crops, in our streams, and in our lakes. Dioxins and furans produced by the open burning of garbage are deposited on plants, which are eaten by animals. The dioxins and furans are absorbed by these animals and stay in the food chain until they ultimately end up in our meat and dairy products. In fact, over 90 percent of our intake of dioxins and furans is from our diet.
In conclusion, burning garbage is not a good way to reduce our waste because it is dangerous for our health and environment. There are still many safe ways to reduce waste that we can try.
Where do people commonly burn their garbage in open area?
In urban areas.
In parks and recreation districts.
In suburban areas.
In rural and agricultural areas.
Jawaban dari soal ini adalah E.
Soa menanyakan daerah yang kebanyakan orang-orangnya membakar sampah di tempat terbuka.
Untuk menjawab soal ini, hal yang dilakukan adalah membaca dan memahami teks yang tersedia.
Pada teks tersebut, terdapat pernyataan "Since open burning of garbage is more common in rural and agricultural areas, there is particular concern for high levels of dioxins and furans settling on crops, in our streams, and in our lakes." yang artinya "Karena pembakaran sampah secara terbuka lebih sering terjadi di daerah pedesaan dan pertanian, ada perhatian khusus untuk tingkat tinggi dioksin dan furan yang mengendap di tanaman, di sungai, dan di danau kita."
Dari pernyataan tersebut dapat diketahui bahwa pembakaran sampah di tempat terbuka sering terjadi di daerah pedesaan dan pertanian atau in rural and agricultural areas.
Jadi, jawaban yang benar adalah E.
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