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Light plastic materials, such as bottles for freezing and containers for microwave cooking, have been shown by research to release carcinogenic toxins into the liquids and foods stored therein, thus posing a health risk problem for humans. Stainless steel is a better material health-wise for preserving food by freezing while only ceramics are healthy for heating foods and liquids in a microwave.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following assertions?

A. We need to research plastics further to come up with an overarching rule regarding the viability of using plastics in freezing and cooking by microwave.
B. Plastic containers of any type should not be used to freeze liquids or to heat food in the microwave.
C. No significant positive health effects on human food consumption would result from banning plastics.
D. In very cold conditions, stainless steel releases less carcinogens than do light plastics.
E. Stainless steel is healthier for humans than plastics are.
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D; only this answer choice can be proved from the stimulus.

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D; only this answer choice can be proved from the stimulus.

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Assertion means inference question or assumption questions?
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couldn't understand as to how even D can be inferred as there is no mention anywhere of steel releasing carcinogens. the stimulus just says that steel is better than light plastic health-wise. stupid OA to say the least imho.

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Light plastic materials, such as bottles for freezing and containers for microwave cooking, have been shown by research to release carcinogenic toxins into the liquids and foods stored therein, thus posing a health risk problem for humans. Stainless steel is a better material health-wise for preserving food by freezing while only ceramics are healthy for heating foods and liquids in a microwave.

Please look at the bold sentences in blue text color. You will surely get it.

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I was able to get answer choices down to B and D. Can someone please elaborate on why B was eliminated?

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I was able to get answer choices down to B and D. Can someone please elaborate on why B was eliminated?

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B is an opinion - not a fact ("should be"). In addition to the facts in the passage, you have to use your own judgement about what is right and what is not to arrive at B. Someone else may have a different judgement. Hence option B is not correct.

(Statements with phrases like "should be" or "should not be" are generally not the correct choices in inference questions.)

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B can be eliminated because question is about container of Light plastic materials and option B is about Plastic container of any type.

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In my opinion answer should be E

Premise shows that stainless steel is better health wise for preserving food for freezing

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varundixitmro2512 wrote:
In my opinion answer should be E

Premise shows that stainless steel is better health wise for preserving food for freezing


It may be concluded that under certain conditions, stainless steel is healthier for humans than plastic is. These certain conditions cannot be generalized to all conditions.

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varundixitmro2512 wrote:
In my opinion answer should be E

Premise shows that stainless steel is better health wise for preserving food for freezing



plastic can be heavy or light, in option E u cant confirm whether its is heavy or light plastic.

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boiled down to B and D.
D is the inference b/c from the passage, we cannot make any conclusion like B.

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