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# Large quantities of lead dust can be released during

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Large quantities of lead dust can be released during renovations in houses with walls painted with lead-based paint. Because the dust puts occupants at high risk of lead poisoning, such renovations should be done only in unoccupied houses by contractors who are experienced in removing all traces of lead from houses and who have the equipment to protect themselves from lead dust. Even when warned, however, many people will not pay to have someone else do renovations they believe they could do less expensively themselves. Therefore, Homeowners’ Journal should run an article giving information to homeowners on how to reduce the risk of lead poisoning associated with do-it-yourself renovation.

Which one of the following, if true, argues most strongly against the passage’s recommendation about an article?
(A) Most homeowners know whether or not the walls of their houses are painted with lead-based paint, even if the walls were painted by previous owners.
(B) Most people who undertake do-it-yourself renovation projects do so for the satisfaction of doing the work themselves and so are unlikely to hire a professional to do that sort of work.
(C) Whenever information on do-it-yourself home renovation is published, many people who would otherwise hire professionals decide to perform the renovations themselves, even when there are risks involved.
(D) In many areas, it is difficult to find professional renovators who have the equipment and qualifications to perform safely renovations involving lead dust.
(E) When professionally done home renovations are no more expensive than do-it-yourself renovations, most people choose to have their homes renovated by professionals.

Totally do not get the point!

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21 May 2009, 19:36
It's funny after posting this stuff, I got the why that is the OA!

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21 May 2009, 20:28
IMO C. I think it's a classical style: cause --> effect. So, the answer will weaken that even cause happens, effect won't happen

Large quantities of lead dust can be released during renovations in houses with walls painted with lead-based paint. Because the dust puts occupants at high risk of lead poisoning, such renovations should be done only in unoccupied houses by contractors who are experienced in removing all traces of lead from houses and who have the equipment to protect themselves from lead dust. Even when warned, however, many people will not pay to have someone else do renovations they believe they could do less expensively themselves. Therefore, Homeowners’ Journal should run an article giving information to homeowners on how to reduce the risk of lead poisoning associated with do-it-yourself renovation.

Which one of the following, if true, argues most strongly against the passage’s recommendation about an article?
(A) Most homeowners know whether or not the walls of their houses are painted with lead-based paint, even if the walls were painted by previous owners -->not strong enough
(B) Most people who undertake do-it-yourself renovation projects do so for the satisfaction of doing the work themselves and so are unlikely to hire a professional to do that sort of work -->satisfaction is out of scope
(C) Whenever information on do-it-yourself home renovation is published, many people who would otherwise hire professionals decide to perform the renovations themselves, even when there are risks involved --> the best: even when information is published, people still do not hire professionalists but do it by themselves -->weaken the argument that an article publishing the information informing the risk of lead paint will stimulus people to hire profesionalists
(D) In many areas, it is difficult to find professional renovators who have the equipment and qualifications to perform safely renovations involving lead dust -->too general
(E) When professionally done home renovations are no more expensive than do-it-yourself renovations, most people choose to have their homes renovated by professionals --> out of scope
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22 May 2009, 08:40
clear C imo in this case.
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23 May 2009, 03:45
OA is C

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