This is really creepy, but no longer surprising in view of all the other health violations heaped upon the world by China.  Another good reason to buy products made in the U.S.A. or countries that make safe products.              

The problem is that it is getting increasingly difficult to find products that were not made in China, including clothes (chemicals and dyes), dishes and toys (lead based paint), pots and pans (nonstick chemicals), utentials, baby bottles, sippy cups (unsafe plastic) and the list goes on.....

Instead of plates made in China, I purchased some great glass plates that were made in France.  I found them at Ikea.  I use a stainless steel water bottle instead of plastic and I do not own any plastic containers.  Glass covered bowls work better, are reuseable and safe in the microwave (if you have to use one). With stainless steel cookware there are no chemicals used to make cookware nonstick that could leach into food at high temperatures or when scraped.

Think before you give your children anything plastic, synthetic clothing or food products that are made in China.  We know their safety standards are way too low to risk the health of our children.  Finding substitutes may take longer and might even cost more but would be safer and better for the environment.

  This is true, according to Snopes...

http://www..snopes.com/medical/toxins/hairband.asp


   

 Be cautious of hair bands at open markets around the city too – they are probably from China since they are purchased in bulk very very cheap !!!!  
Take a good look before buying hair bands in future – specially like the following kind…..

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These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads. That was so disgusting, I would not want to use them!!

BeIJING (AFP) - Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday

In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.

'These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ... threatening the health of local people,' it said.
Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said.

'People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,' the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying. A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 s
en (three cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said.

A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal.   China 's manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets.

In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems.

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Check your kids hair bands and make sure they do not put them in their mouth while trying to plait or tie their hair