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Hair Bands from RECYCLED CONDOMS !


I’m all for recycling and helping keep the planet green…  This, however, is just a little overboard!  This literally make me sick to my stomach…

Although I know that I probably shouldn’t, I always put my ponytail holder between my teeth as I pull up my hair as I’m sure millions of women do.  NEVER AGAIN!  I may never wear my hair in a pony tail again…




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 salonsin 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 .


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June 26, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments