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    China recycling used condoms as cheap hair bands

    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 colourful 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 fen (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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    Do you guys have any idea how many bad jokes I can come up with this piece of news?
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    So,where do they collect the used condoms?Is there a recycle bin on the corner?

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    I don't intentionally buy China products.
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    Wow...what can ya say about that?

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    was going to joke about the dermitologist but...

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    They use condoms in China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.stuart View Post
    So,where do they collect the used condoms?Is there a recycle bin on the corner?
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    Do you guys have any idea how many bad jokes I can come up with this piece of news?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GBS View Post
    They use condoms in China?
    Chinese couples are limited to one child. Any other pregnancies are terminated. Many first born females don't survive, as males are preferred. China has begun to import females for marriage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.stuart View Post
    So,where do they collect the used condoms?Is there a recycle bin on the corner?
    THIS is what proves this is a complete fabrication. A simple lesson in logistics settles that this is BS. Start with the fact that HARDLY ANY CHINESE USE CONDOMS. Rubbers simply aren't the #1 means of contraception in China (it still remains the 'rythm method'). Then, count up the number of times you've done ANYTHING with a used rubber besides toss it. I can't count ONE. Next, think about what kind of business would actually make profit paying somebody to fish through used rubbers, clip off the bands, do whatever they have to to get them to market...all while charging next to nothing for them.

    I have a box of rubber bands on my desk that says it came from China. It cost $1.29 for 300 of 'em. Do the math.
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