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4 Reasons To Be Skeptical Of Products From China

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4 Reasons To Be Skeptical Of Products From China

Monday, March 7, 2016 16:20



Much of China is heavily polluted and the air quality is especially terrible. Pollution levels in Beijing can sometimes get up to 20 times the limit set by the World Health Organization! [1] All this pollution could certainly be a dangerous factor when it comes to the products you buy, but it’s more than just toxic air. Many of the herbal and nutritional supplements you might get from China are produced in questionable conditions, and these products can potentially do more harm than good.

Air Pollution in China is Off the Charts

Back in January of this year, Beijing’s air quality was so poor that a certain pollutant (PM2.5) measured beyond index levels. [2] As particulates, PM2.5 can be serious because they are tiny enough to enter the lungs and blood stream directly. To put that level in perspective, the current air quality system defines anything above 150 as unhealthy; Beijing’s level was well over 500, but can’t even compare to the 755 that was recorded in the city a few years ago. [3]

Food Produced in China Contains Questionable Additives

If you’re buying food from China, you’re likely getting more additives than you think. The Chinese food industry currently uses about 2,000 food additives. [4] Most of those are, unfortunately, completely legal. Recently, tainted tofu was sold to local markets. [5] While the food didn’t make it to the U.S., tons of tofu sticks were bleached with the industrial toxin Rongalite to appear brighter and chewier. With a possible link to cancer, Rongalite is banned from food production for a reason!


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