Diethylene glycol, a poisonous ingredient in some antifreeze, has been found in 6,000 tubes of toothpaste in Panama, and customs officials there said yesterday that the product appeared to have originated in China.

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After the pet food and toothpaste scares, are you now wary of consumable products that come from China?
Diethylene glycol, a poisonous ingredient in some antifreeze, has been found in 6,000 tubes of toothpaste in Panama, and customs officials there said yesterday that the product appeared to have originated in China.

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14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/24/07 - 12:42:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Now I am
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/24/07 - 12:44:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not so much, actually. As far as I know, toothpaste and pet food aren't human consumables. You don't consume toothpaste.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/24/07 - 1:26:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sh*tloads of things are made in China, so unless you can prove that this is widespread, I'm not going to panic.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/24/07 - 1:36:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't actually *eat* either of those...
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/28/07 - 1:31:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Considering that products from China are often featured in the news I'd say yes, although I don't buy any products made in China.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/28/07 - 3:07:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/24/2007 12:44:15 PM hottsmugirl wrote:
Not so much, actually. As far as I know, toothpaste and pet food aren't human consumables. You don't consume toothpaste.

You don't consume bleach either but I bet if you had some in your mouth it still wouldn't be a good thing.

14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/2/07 - 5:51:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, we have our own product scares. But yes, it does make you wonder
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/2/07 - 5:54:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, it does. My dog's food was affected, but luckily my toothpaste was made in the good old U.S.A. I think mostly dollar-type store toothpaste was the kind affected though.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/2/07 - 6:19:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I use Aqua Fresh and my husband uses Sensodyne and both of them say made in the USA
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/2/07 - 6:24:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
We should be, now that we saw how big of a mess it became.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/2/07 - 7:14:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why is China trying to kill us?
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/3/07 - 1:04:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
They hate us for our freedom
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/4/07 - 1:01:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Obviously. But I'm still not obsessive enough to read the label of every food product I buy.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/21/07 - 10:58:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I never check where my products were made and I'm not afraid.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 6/26/07 - 1:06:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
Er. I did not know it came from China. I assumed it was America..
Eh. Guess not. Guess I am now.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 6/26/07 - 12:22:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
I won't say I won't buy it...but I'll watch out.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 6/26/07 - 12:24:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nah. It happens.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/8/07 - 2:46:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've always been wary of consumable products that come from China, and after hearing about this, I'm even more wary.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/25/07 - 5:00:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Erm, no...what about the E. Coli spinach problem we had from American sources?
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/1/07 - 9:33:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sick...who eats farmed seafood anyway? Well I guess lots of people do. But they shouldn't!

China to tighten control of chemicals in seafood

14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/1/07 - 9:48:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Somewhat, but there's so much stuff that comes from China these days, it's hard to avoid it.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 8/10/07 - 10:58:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
If I were to be wary of that, I would need to be wary of everything.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 8/26/07 - 4:49:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
For all you Saudis on the site...

Saudi Arabia Recalls Chinese-Made Toys

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/27/07 - 4:01:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not any more than I already was...I pretty much just buy name brands of the products they recalled. I brush with Crest and my cat eats Meow Mix.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/5/07 - 2:26:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'm not arsed about things like that, tbh.

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