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# Chlorpyrifos & nanoparticles

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Updated on: 08 Jan 2018, 09:18
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Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

In a recent article, a health expert has claimed that the toxins used by fumigators remain in a house or office for long periods of time, and not only kill pests, but also damage the health of human inhabitants. For example, Chlorpyrifos, an active ingredient in fumigation pesticides, leads to acute lung damage. The article has met with much opposition including claims that almost all wall paints continually release nanoparticles that are known to be equally harmful to the lungs. These objections to the article should not be taken into account since __________.

A. paints are not always required to undergo toxin level analyses before receiving authorization for distribution

B. they are mostly supported by companies with financial interests in Chlorpyrifos production or fumigation services

C. the combined damage caused by Chlorpyrifos and the nanoparticles is more detrimental than that of the nanoparticles alone

D. the molecular structure of paint nanoparticles is very different to that of Chlorpyrifos

E. the polymers used in some decorative wall paints are actually more likely to cause acute lung damage than Chlorpyrifos

Originally posted by ImAnkitKaushik on 08 Jan 2018, 07:56.
Last edited by ImAnkitKaushik on 08 Jan 2018, 09:18, edited 1 time in total.
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08 Jan 2018, 08:41
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ImAnkitKaushik wrote:
Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

In a recent article, a health expert has claimed that the toxins used by fumigators remain in a house or office for long periods of time, and not only kill pests, but also damage the health of human inhabitants. For example, Chlorpyrifos, an active ingredient in fumigation pesticides, leads to acute lung damage. The article has met with much opposition including claims that almost all wall paints continually release nanoparticles that are known to be equally harmful to the lungs. These objections to the article should not be taken into account since __________.

A. paints are not always required to undergo toxin level analyses before receiving authorization for distribution

B. they are mostly supported by companies with financial interests in Chlorpyrifos production or fumigation services

C. the combined damage caused by Chlorpyrifos and the nanoparticles is more detrimental than that of the nanoparticles alone

D. the molecular structure of paint nanoparticles is very different to that of Chlorpyrifos

E. the polymers used in some decorative wall paints are actually more likely to cause acute lung damage than Chlorpyrifos

hi..

you have missed out on word nanoparticles, otherwise there is no reason for nanoparticles to be part of almost all choices..

Now the question..

A. paints are not always required to undergo toxin level analyses before receiving authorization for distribution
that does not make paint more or less harmful and also does not effect the harm done by fumigators

B. they are mostly supported by companies with financial interests in Chlorpyrifos production or fumigation services
Close but 'mostly' means there may be other who are neutral but still agree to opposition

C. the combined damage caused by Chlorpyrifos and the nanoparticles is more detrimental than that of the nanoparticles alone
this means that the harm being done becomes even more when fumigation is done, so the objection is not valid...CORRECT

D. the molecular structure of paint nanoparticles is very different to that of Chlorpyrifos
Out of context

E. the polymers used in some decorative wall paints are actually more likely to cause acute lung damage than Chlorpyrifos
strengthens the opposition

C
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08 Jan 2018, 09:19
Thanks chetan2u for pointing it out. I've edited the post.
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08 Jan 2018, 13:54
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ImAnkitKaushik wrote:
Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

In a recent article, a health expert has claimed that the toxins used by fumigators remain in a house or office for long periods of time, and not only kill pests, but also damage the health of human inhabitants. For example, Chlorpyrifos, an active ingredient in fumigation pesticides, leads to acute lung damage. The article has met with much opposition including claims that almost all wall paints continually release nanoparticles that are known to be equally harmful to the lungs. These objections to the article should not be taken into account since __________.

A. paints are not always required to undergo toxin level analyses before receiving authorization for distribution

B. they are mostly supported by companies with financial interests in Chlorpyrifos production or fumigation services

C. the combined damage caused by Chlorpyrifos and the nanoparticles is more detrimental than that of the nanoparticles alone

D. the molecular structure of paint nanoparticles is very different to that of Chlorpyrifos

E. the polymers used in some decorative wall paints are actually more likely to cause acute lung damage than Chlorpyrifos

Hi ImAnkitKaushik,

Please take care of 1 thing bro: mention the source of the question as it helps

Secondly, I don't agree with the OA. It should be B. We are worried about the impact of Chlorpyrifos and we are asked to ignore nanoparticles. Now WHY will I consider the impact of both ??

For example: I am told that smoking makes you look cool but it is injurious to health. But someone else comes and says that alcohol makes you look more cool. Now my friend says that ignore the "alcohol" suggestion. Will you assume that the combined effect of alcohol and smoking is more bad than smoking itself? NO.You need a solid reason to ignore the second argument. But if someone comes and tells me that ignore "alcohol" because those people are trying to make an addict then I would definitely think that yes, something is fishy here.

I just can't accept that OA=C.
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08 Jan 2018, 20:42
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Please take care of 1 thing bro: mention the source of the question as it helps

Secondly, I don't agree with the OA. It should be B. We are worried about the impact of Chlorpyrifos and we are asked to ignore nanoparticles. Now WHY will I consider the impact of both ??

For example: I am told that smoking makes you look cool but it is injurious to health. But someone else comes and says that alcohol makes you look more cool. Now my friend says that ignore the "alcohol" suggestion. Will you assume that the combined effect of alcohol and smoking is more bad than smoking itself? NO.You need a solid reason to ignore the second argument. But if someone comes and tells me that ignore "alcohol" because those people are trying to make an addict then I would definitely think that yes, something is fishy here.

I just can't accept that OA=C.

Hey gmatexam439, the source is The Economist GMAT Test. Maybe experts can help you with OE. I also got this question wrong, so came to the forum for more discussion on the answer.
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ImAnkitKaushik wrote:
gmatexam439 wrote:
Please take care of 1 thing bro: mention the source of the question as it helps

Secondly, I don't agree with the OA. It should be B. We are worried about the impact of Chlorpyrifos and we are asked to ignore nanoparticles. Now WHY will I consider the impact of both ??

For example: I am told that smoking makes you look cool but it is injurious to health. But someone else comes and says that alcohol makes you look more cool. Now my friend says that ignore the "alcohol" suggestion. Will you assume that the combined effect of alcohol and smoking is more bad than smoking itself? NO.You need a solid reason to ignore the second argument. But if someone comes and tells me that ignore "alcohol" because those people are trying to make an addict then I would definitely think that yes, something is fishy here.

I just can't accept that OA=C.

Hey gmatexam439, the source is The Economist GMAT Test. Maybe experts can help you with OE. I also got this question wrong, so came to the forum for more discussion on the answer.

Hi ImAnkitKaushik,

I would suggest you to maintain distance from Economist. I don't even read its questions. They are not very good.

As for this question I will forget that I ever saw this one

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