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# Light plastic materials, such as bottles for freezing and containers f

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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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08 Sep 2015, 01:48
Assertion means inference question or assumption questions?
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08 Sep 2015, 02:03
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Inference or conclusion. Hope this helps

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08 Sep 2015, 06:40
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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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09 Sep 2015, 22:13
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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19 Nov 2016, 14:27
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?

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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03 Dec 2016, 00:34
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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03 Dec 2016, 10:09
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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16 Dec 2016, 05:48
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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08 Nov 2017, 21:54
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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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.

This question is from first family type question i.e. must be true type question.
Argument:
Light plastic Material --Release carcinogenic toxins when liquid/food stored in---> Risk to Health.
Stainless steel is better to preserve food during freezing.
Ceramics are good for heating foods and liquid in microwave.

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.-- irrelevant. not mentioned in passage.
B. Plastic containers of any type should not be used to freeze liquids or to heat food in the microwave.-- We are talking about Light Plastic Material. Plastic containers of any type is extreme. What should we do or what should not is not mentioned in passage. Argument has just mentioned about Risks of "Light Plastic Container".
C. No significant positive health effects on human food consumption would result from banning plastics.--- It would or wouldn't cant be inferred from passage.
D. In very cold conditions, stainless steel releases less carcinogens than do light plastics.-Argument says Stainless steel is a better material health-wise for preserving food by freezing. It means Stainless steel releases less carcinogen, if it does, than light plastics. Argument uses BETTER word Correct Answer.
E. Stainless steel is healthier for humans than plastics are.-- Generalized Statement. Stainless Steel is better for preserving food by freezing but we can not generalize that Stainless Steel is ALWAYS healthier.
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