30 November 2009

From the people who brought you...

...lead-painted baby toys...

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tested 41 problematic homes and compared them to 10 healthy ones built around the same time and in the same neighborhoods.

"We have found a strong association between problematic drywall which contains high degrees of sulfur, and the corrosion and health symptoms that people are reporting."
Hey, this is Canada... nothin' to do with us, right?
China is Canada's second largest trading partner after the United States. Two-way trade between the two countries totalled $53.1 billion in 2008.
Do yourself a favour... start reading the labels on all of your foodstuffs... and medicines.
The next time you reach for a vitamin C tablet, you may want to rethink it. According to recent industry reports, 90% of all vitamin C sold in the U.S. is manufactured in China.

China also produces half of all aspirin, 70% of penicillin, 35% of acetaminophen (most commonly known as Tylenol), and the majority of vitamins A, C, E, and B-12.

Worse, former chief of the Chinese Food and Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, was recently sentenced to death after being convicted of accepting bribes equivalent to nearly $1,000,000 in exchange for allowing the release of unsafe drugs.


L said...

Yes and the Chinese do not know how to make zippers either. I pay a lot for my clothing and we used to have good zippers. Now we have junk.

Neo Conservative said...

well, truth be told... this is about more than just crappy quality control.

the thing is, people keep bragging up that chinese economic miracle... and people inside & outside of this "miraculous" country keep paying a horrendous price.

"A Chinese government report says the number of birth defects in the country has risen by almost forty percent since 2001."

"Officials are linking the rise to China's worsening environmental degradation, as Claudia Blume reports from Hong Kong."

wake up folks... this cold-blooded trek to economic prosperity, in too many cases, is tantamount to murder.

a price the chinese government seems all too willing to pay.


Anonymous said...

i wonder how the hell my people managed to live into their late 80's and 90's with lead and asbestos and coal heat and no seatbelts and smoking and no kids car seats. what a load of crap. live, get on with life nothing is as bad a the "experts" say it is.

Neo Conservative said...

"anon says... what a load of crap"

yup... this is the kind of statistic governments just love to brag about.

"A Chinese government report says the number of birth defects in the country has risen by almost forty percent since 2001."

but heck... we'll just go with the undisputed wisdom of an anonymous troll.