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# A supermarket adverstised that it would stop

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A supermarket advertised that it would stop carrying certain food products that were processed with silicone since silicone has been shown to cause internal bleeding and nerve damage.

Which of the following, if true, woudl render the supermarket's advertisement immaterial?

A) The use of silicone produces in surgery has been calleed a potential health hazard by the FDA

B) Some foods could not be processed without the use of silicone

C) Internal bleeding can be cuased by any number of procesing techniques

D) People woudl rather shop at a store that shows some concern for their health.

E) Ingesting silicone orally has neer been found to cause health problems of any kind.
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22 Jul 2013, 11:58
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BeckyRobinsonTPR wrote:
A supermarket advertised that it would stop carrying certain food products that were processed with silicone since silicone has been shown to cause internal bleeding and nerve damage.

Which of the following, if true, woudl render the supermarket's advertisement immaterial?

A) The use of silicone produces in surgery has been calleed a potential health hazard by the FDA irrelevant

B) Some foods could not be processed without the use of silicone irrelevant to advertisement statement

C) Internal bleeding can be cuased by any number of procesing techniques this looks promising, let's see if there's a better answer

D) People woudl rather shop at a store that shows some concern for their health. irrelevent

E) Ingesting silicone orally has neer been found to cause health problems of any kind. e vs c, clearly, e is the stronger choice

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23 Jul 2013, 12:09
mnazari wrote:
BeckyRobinsonTPR wrote:
A supermarket advertised that it would stop carrying certain food products that were processed with silicone since silicone has been shown to cause internal bleeding and nerve damage.

Which of the following, if true, woudl render the supermarket's advertisement immaterial?

A) The use of silicone produces in surgery has been calleed a potential health hazard by the FDA irrelevant

B) Some foods could not be processed without the use of silicone irrelevant to advertisement statement

C) Internal bleeding can be cuased by any number of procesing techniques this looks promising, let's see if there's a better answer

D) People woudl rather shop at a store that shows some concern for their health. irrelevent

E) Ingesting silicone orally has neer been found to cause health problems of any kind. e vs c, clearly, e is the stronger choice

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How is 'C' irrelevant ? If certain foods cannot be cooked using silicone, then obviously people would search for new stores which offer such foods. And this will make the supermarket's objective or advertisement immaterial.
'E' will prove that supermarket is wrong in their assumption that silicone in food is harmful.
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23 Jul 2013, 15:31
Amit0507 wrote:
mnazari wrote:
BeckyRobinsonTPR wrote:
A supermarket advertised that it would stop carrying certain food products that were processed with silicone since silicone has been shown to cause internal bleeding and nerve damage.

Which of the following, if true, woudl render the supermarket's advertisement immaterial?

A) The use of silicone produces in surgery has been calleed a potential health hazard by the FDA irrelevant

B) Some foods could not be processed without the use of silicone irrelevant to advertisement statement

C) Internal bleeding can be cuased by any number of procesing techniques this looks promising, let's see if there's a better answer

D) People woudl rather shop at a store that shows some concern for their health. irrelevent

E) Ingesting silicone orally has neer been found to cause health problems of any kind. e vs c, clearly, e is the stronger choice

Please give me kudos if I have helped you

How is 'C' irrelevant ? If certain foods cannot be cooked using silicone, then obviously people would search for new stores which offer such foods. And this will make the supermarket's objective or advertisement immaterial.
'E' will prove that supermarket is wrong in their assumption that silicone in food is harmful.

We are not concerned with the processing techniques. What if certain techniques are better than the other. This doesn't render the argument ineffective. Supermarket argument is making a judgement call without proper research. It is trying to make it a causal argument. Silicone -> ill health without any grounds.
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16 Feb 2020, 13:37

If the silicon is harmful when taken orally, the supermarket’s decision and hence their advertisement is immaterial.

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