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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Health Alert - Tainted Toothpaste From China

Lovely. When I first heard about this, I didn't bother writing it up because it did not, I thought, affect U.S. brands. How wrong I was!
US health inspectors are testing all imports of toothpaste from China following reports that some tainted with a toxin had been found in Panama and the Dominican Republic, a US official said Thursday.
The US imported some 3.3-million-dollars worth of toothpaste from China in 2006, according to government figures.
The Republican Rubberstamps have allowed Bush to gut all consumer protection, and because of this endless war in Iraq we are now hugely in debt to China. So hugely in debt that we can neither negotiate better currency exchange rates, nor force them to meet consumer health and safety standards mandated ages ago. Isn't it ironic, that for six long years we've heard these asses braying endlessly about terrorists poisoning our food and water supply, and in the end we find out our own fellow-citizens are doing it, all in the name of the Almighty Dollar.

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