Test Your Knowledge: How To Reduce Your Exposure To Air Pollution

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Pollution Quizzes & Trivia

Imagine you are driving down the interstate on a gorgeous summer afternoon with your windows rolled down enjoying the breeze when all the sudden you are stuck behind a huge truck spewing out toxic diesel fumes. What do you do? Do you roll up your windows as fast as possible or do you leave them wide open and try to get as much fresh air as possible? Find out the answer and test if you know how to reduce your exposure to air pollution.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What's the best way to minimize breathing the diesel exhaust if you're stuck behind a dirty truck on the freeway?
    • A. 

      Open your windows to increase air flow of outside air into your car's interior.

    • B. 

      Shut your windows and turn on your fan to recirculate setting.

  • 2. 
    TRUE or FALSE?  The ultrafine particulate matter that comes from vehicles, and in particular from diesel trucks is MORE dangerous than larger sizes of particulate matter that also come from vehicle emissions and other natural and man-made sources. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 3. 
    Americans typically spent about 6%of their day commuting to and from work.  How much of our daily exposure to ultrafine particulate matter occurs during this commute?
    • A. 

      6%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      90%