UNITED NATIONS – China’s war on women features forced abortions, the murder of female infants and now a new outrage: radioactive sanitary napkins.
A shipment of more than half a ton of radioactive sanitary napkins made in China was seized at the Beirut airport Friday, the Daily Star reports.
Lebanon Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil says the suspect feminine hygiene products emitted a level of radioactivity 35 times higher than is considered safe.
The maxi pads were manufactured by Anion, a Chinese company that claims the radiation is a feature, not a bug. The company’s website refers to the radiation as “air vitamins” that provide “significantly [sic] benefit to human health and daily routine,” the Daily Mail reports.
The Star reported the shipment involved 554 kilograms, or more than 1,200 pounds of products, in about 30 crates.
The Mail explained that Anion claims on its website its product “emits intensive anion stream beneficial to human health in amount up to 5800 for cm2.”
The newspaper elaborated that “ionization happens when atoms are given high-energy ionizing radiation, electrical voltage or high temperature. Atomic nuclei that have been completely ionized are called charged particles and are also radioactive.”
“Poorly Made in China” by Paul Midler has been called “a dramatic romp through China’s export manufacturing sector, one that reveals what really goes on behind the scenes.”
Last month, Lebanon authorities seized a shipment of mobile phone covers that were radioactive.
WND has reported extensively on a long list of shoddy and dangerous products the People’s Republic of China has unleashed on the world, from food products tainted with pesticides, carcinogens, bacteria and banned drugs, to poisoned kids jewelry, exploding air pumps, electric heaters that burn down homes and sheet rock that emits poison gas.
In the disgusting food department, China was found to be raising many of its fish products – intended for the U.S. – in water contaminated with raw sewage and then compensating by using dangerous drugs and chemicals, many of which are banned by the Food and Drug Administration.
Chinese manufacturers are getting away with exporting radioactive contaminated goods because, incredibly, the United States has no regulations specifying what level of radioactive contamination is acceptable, an investigation found.
A China-made kitchen cheese grater with the EKCO brand name laced with radioactive Cobalt-60 was giving off the equivalent of a chest X-ray over 36 hours of use. The company did not issue a product recall.
Among other products from China that have created trouble for consumers have included fake electronics found in thermal weapons sights delivered to the U.S. Army and recycled computer chips to faulty hammock stands and circular saws with faulty blade guards.
WND columnist Phyllis Schlafly wrote several years ago about fake computer chips that were being purchased by the U.S. military for use in U.S. warplanes, ships and communications networks.
She wrote that malfunctions traced to the chips were being reported as early as 2005. Targeted were computers aboard U.S. F-15 fighter jets at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.
Even at that point, officials said at least 15 percent of the spare and replacement chips the Pentagon was buying were counterfeit.
WND’s reporting on the subject even has gotten the attention of China, when the official Chinese news agency Xinhua blamed WND for over-hyping the safety issues about food and consumer goods.
The Chinese news outlet specifically cited a story that sparked a wildfire of coverage by other media.
“For example, in May, the conservative news organ WorldNetDaily.com asked, ‘Is China Trying to Poison Americans and Their Pets?’” the Xinhua story stated in trying to make the case for racism in the U.S. media.
It was the only example of negative news coverage mentioned.
WND repeatedly has led the way in reporting on contaminated or defective consumer products coming out of China.
During a one-month period, 17 of 28 products recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission were Chinese imports.
Hammock stands that are unstable and cause those who use them to fall to the ground in alarming numbers: About 3,000 imported by Algoma Net Co. of Wisconsin and sold in Kohl’s, Target and other retail outlets have been recalled. There have been at least 28 reports of brackets cracking or breaking and consumers falling to the ground.
Toy castles that could choke your young child: Some 68,000 Shape Sorting Toy Castles produced by Infantino were recalled after at least four reports of children nearly choking on colored beads that slid off the toy and lodged in their throats.
Kids jewelry that could poison them: About 20,000 Essentials for Kids Jewelry Sets have been recalled by the CPSC because of toxic levels of lead in the paint – a frequent problem with products from China.
Magnet toys that could perforate your child’s intestines: About 800 Mag Stix Magnetic Building Sets were recalled by the CPSC, which found the plastic sticks can be swallowed or aspirated. The agency found one 8-year-old girl was hospitalized after swallowing loose magnets. Extensive surgery was required to remove the magnets and repair intestinal perforations.