Made In China
Someone has to ask the question, it is certain the American Government isn’t. Far too many products find their way out of China and into these united States and around the world that have proven to be deadly. Our government seems either unable, or unwilling, to stop these products from entering our country.
First we had the pet food which killed our pets. Both cats and dogs were horribly injured and killed due to the sloppy controls China places on its industries. Products from China should be banned until such time as they can prove they have cleaned up their industry and are putting out safe products. Or are they putting these products out there on purpose? It is certain that China cannot be trusted anymore where product safety is concerned.
Updated: February 6, 2008
On March 15, 2007, FDA learned that certain pet foods were sickening and killing cats and dogs. FDA found contaminants in vegetable proteins imported into the United States from China and used as ingredients in pet food.
A portion of the tainted pet food was used to produce farm animal feed and fish feed. FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture discovered that some animals that ate the tainted feed had been processed into human food. Government scientists have determined that there is very low risk to human health from consuming food from animals that ate tainted feed. All tainted pet food, animal and fish feed, and vegetable proteins continue to be recalled and destroyed.
As a result of FDA and USDA’s comprehensive investigation, on February 6, 2008, FDA announced that two Chinese nationals and the businesses they operate, along with a U.S. company and its president and chief executive officer, were indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a scheme to import products purported to be wheat gluten into the United States that were contaminated with melamine.
What is funny is that the FDA actually came out with this report. We know they were protecting the Chinese just as they have the Mexican government where the tomatoes were concerned. How much money does China pay out to keep their products flowing?
Updated 4/20/2007 10:16 AM
The company, Wilbur-Ellis, had shipped the concentrate to five U.S. pet-food manufacturers, but only one company has recalled pet food so far.
That company, Natural Balance Pet Foods, on Tuesday said melamine had been found in some of its venison-based foods and it suspected the rice protein because it was the only new ingredient in the food. Natural Balance tested the food after consumers reported dogs and cats suffering kidney failure. The food was made for Natural Balance by Diamond Pet Foods.
According to an article on FoxReno.com a pet hospital chain saw a direct increase during the 3 month period when the melamine tainted cat and dog food was being distributed. They estimated a 30% increase in kidney failure in cats and that dogs seemed to be a bit better off. Many pets died from this incident. Many are the heartbroken pet owners forced to replace the animals that didn’t make it.
Then we had the contaminated milk to deal with. Since the deaths were also in China, one has to wonder if that wasn’t a mistake meant for other countries that somehow backfired?
(CNN) — Milk product samples from three Chinese dairies have tested positive for a chemical that has already killed four babies and sickened thousands more after it was fed to them in powdered infant formula, state-run media reported Thursday.
The positive samples came from the Mengniu, Yili and Bright dairies, according to the Xinhua news agency. All of the samples contained trace amounts of tripolycyanamide, also known as melamine.
According to health experts ingesting melamine tainted milk can lead to kidney stones, urinary tract ulcers, and eye and skin irritation. And for babies in China, death… Why haven’t Chinese products been forced to undergo rigorous testing before being released into the public?
By Austin Ramzy / Beijing Friday, Sep. 26, 2008
But as news has unfolded about how Chinese baby formula laced with the industrial chemical melamine has caused the death of four infants and sickened tens of thousands of others, milk consumption has fallen precipitously. Chinese supermarkets have cleared products from their shelves, but the crisis continues to spread beyond the country’s borders. Dairy goods laced with tainted Chinese exports have been found in Taiwan, Singapore and Japan. A dozen Asian and African nations have banned Chinese dairy products. The European Union, which prohibits the import of Chinese milk, banned baby foods containing Chinese dairy products and said it will begin testing products such as toffee, chocolate and biscuits that contain 15% Chinese milk powder.
But it wasn’t over. Chinese carelessness borders on terrorism. From pets to milk might be considered just an accident. But how do you continue to call things just one accident after another when the products tainted or toxic keep coming???
Published: November 11, 2007
HONG KONG, Sunday, Nov. 11 — The Chinese government announced late Saturday that it had confirmed the presence of poison on toy beads exported around the world, while in the United States, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said that seven more children had been sickened.
The Chinese response to the poisonous toy beads represents an unusually swift reaction, and a contrast with other recent cases of recalled products from China, when the Chinese government has moved more slowly and been more defensive.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the number of children sickened by Aqua Dots had risen to nine from two in the past week, as the agency renewed its appeal for parents to keep the product out of the hands of children. Spin Master, a Toronto company that distributes Aqua Dots in North America, has recalled it.
And it wasn’t just these united States that were affected. It was Europe too. It seems the products of China are exported everywhere with little regard for the hazards they pose. And while a few nations have banned their products, not enough outcry has been heard from the remaining nations to impact China or change their policies.
By René Pfister and Michael Fröhlingsdorf
A growing number of toys, foodstuffs and other goods imported by the United States and Europe from China are turning out to be contaminated with heavy metals and carcinogens. European safeguards against such dangers are far from stringent.
The EU envoy had reports in her possession that showed the Chinese in an entirely different light. They depicted a country that regularly dumps cheap and hazardous toys and food products on Europe, and an export nation with a strong interest in European consumers’ money but a somewhat weaker concern for their desire for products that are safe.
And still the products just kept coming out of China. The next thing to hit was the toxic heparin. Countless lives ruined, cut short, with poisoned medicine out of China. When is enough, enough???
How many deaths, how much suffering can be traced back to China before someone stands up for the citizens of their countries and say we won’t import any more Chinese products? How many deaths will have to happen before there are enough to warrant an embargo on all products from China? What more needs to be said of the products China ships out to other countries? And why won’t the FDA tell us how many died?
Epidemiological study provides the final link
A team of researchers has confirmed that a contaminant found in several batches of the blood-thinner heparin is linked with severe allergic reactions in patients, dozens of whom died after receiving the tainted drug.
A study conducted by the researchers provides epidemiological evidence that contaminated batches of heparin produced in China sickened hundreds of people, said MIT Professor Ram Sasisekharan.
This last and latest product rather blows my mind. I had no clue that there could even be such a thing as toxic drywall! Who would have thought that someone could poison such a product. Only China!!! How come there aren’t criminal repercussions for all of these products against China?
CBS News Investigates
500M Pounds Of Drywall Imported During Housing Boom, Now Homes Are Rotting From The Inside Out
March 26, 2009 | by Armen Keteyian
Anything copper corroded. Electrical wires were eaten away. Appliances broke down. And a noxious smell permeated nearly every room, forcing the family to leave.
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The problem: defective wallboard, commonly known as drywall. An estimated 60,000 homes nationwide – primarily in southern states and California – could be affected.
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The walls in the home, a recently filed class-action lawsuit alleges, were built with the same kind of Chinese-made drywall that tests have shown emit sulfur gases that corrode copper coils and electrical and plumbing components.
Similar problems have been linked to hundreds of Florida homes. Tens of thousands of homes there and in other states could be affected, say lawyers who have filed lawsuits on behalf of Florida homeowners. The discovery has created a firestorm that’s engulfed an international building supplier, large and small home builders and dozens of subcontractors. The issue also has revived concerns about quality-control procedures of U.S. companies that use Chinese-made products, following episodes in recent years involving contaminated toothpaste and pet-food ingredients, lead-tainted toys and defective tires imported from China.
According to the CBS Investigates report, during a building boom of houses, a shortage of drywall ensued which led to a dramatic shortage of U.S. manufactured drywall. So builders turned to manufacturers in China to make up for that shortage. But that too seems to be a big mistake.
But what if this is all a bio-warfare plot from China? What if this is deliberately done to cause anxiety, distress, death, fear, and even terror? What if this is the first phase of war on the world with China the only ones who know what is going on? I found this document on Rense.com. I cannot validate its authenticity. But what if??? This speech was given in 2005. Funny how all these *accidents* happened after that.
The central issue of this survey appears to be whether one should shoot at women, children and prisoners of war, but its real significance goes far beyond that. Ostensibly, our intention is mainly to figure out what the Chinese people’s attitude towards war is: If these future soldiers do not hesitate to kill even noncombatants, they’ll naturally be doubly ready and ruthless in killing combatants. Therefore, the responses to the survey questions may reflect the general attitude
people have towards war……..We wanted to know: If China’s global development will necessitate massive deaths in enemy countries, will our people endorse that scenario? Will they be for or against it?
The fact is, our ‘development’ refers to the great revitalization of the Chinese nation, which, of course, is not limited to the land we have now but also includes the whole world. As everybody knows, according to the views propagated by the Western scholars, humanity as a whole originated from one single mother in Africa. Therefore no race can claim racial superiority. However, according to the research conducted by most Chinese scholars, the Chinese are different from other races on earth. We did not originate in Africa. Instead, we originated independently in the land of China. Therefore, we can rightfully assert that we are the product of cultural roots of more than a million years, civilization and progress of more than ten thousand years, an ancient nation of five thousand years, and a single Chinese entity of two thousand years. This is the Chinese nation that calls itself ‘descendants of Yan and Huang.’
You can read the whole document on the link provided. I cannot disprove the article either and these tainted and toxic products ARE coming into this country, and many others as well, FROM CHINA. When you view all these tainted and toxic products next to this document, a very sinister picture starts to emerge. One that could well spell even more deadly products to come.
I’ve decided that I will no longer buy any product with “Made in China” on the label. I am one person who can refuse to take the chance that these products might be, or become, deadly in the future. I can put my families welfare before the cheap products of China. Because if saving a few dollars will cost me the life of a loved one I cannot replace, what did I save? Less than nothing, for I have lost much, much more!