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Strengthen—PR. The correct answer choice is (B)
Here we learn about the dangers of lead paint, whose effective removal requires experienced contractors. In spite of this fact, most homeowners choose to undertake such removal on their own. The author of this stimulus argues that Homeowner’s Journal should run an article on how to reduce the risks associated.
The question stem requires us to find the principle that would strengthen the case for such an article.
Answer choice (A): This principle would weigh against running the article, because if this principle is applied, the paint removal should never be done by untrained homeowners.
Answer choice (B): This is the correct answer choice. If this principle is applied, then the magazine should indeed run an article on minimizing risk, because this is a case in which homeowners refuse to change their behavior in spite of their awareness of the risks associated.
Answer choice (C): Since the project discussed in the stimulus does entail substantial risks, this principle would not strengthen the case for running the article, and this answer choice cannot be correct.
Answer choice (D): The risk discussed in the stimulus is risk to one’s self, not to other people, so this principle is not applicable and does not strengthen the argument for running the lead-removal safety article.
Answer choice (E): This is not about whether or not to discourage homeowners from taking on this dangerous project, and the referenced homeowners are not necessarily competent for this particular task. Thus, this principle would not bolster the case for printing the article, and this answer choice cannot be correct.