What's safe anymore?

@cahaya1983 (10185)
Malaysia
August 17, 2016 9:03am CST
Just read a newspaper article recently about some type of kids playmat that was found to contain harmful chemicals. Apparently that type of playmat is quite popular here and I remember seeing lots of stores selling them. It's a bit upsetting, obviously. Average consumers would probably have no idea what's really inside the things they buy. From toothpaste to sunscreen lotion to snacks...now playmats too! It just makes me wonder what's really safe anymore. How well do you do your research before buying things?
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@sol_cee (13972)
• Japan
24 Aug 16
Kids are more at risk. Parents need to be more observant.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
24 Aug 16
Yes I think everyone has to be well-informed about the things we purchase nowadays.
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@sol_cee (13972)
• Japan
25 Aug 16
@cahaya1983 but everyone's in a hurry.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 16
@sol_cee True. I usually get to know about these things by keeping up with the latest consumer news.
@rina110383 (24251)
18 Aug 16
If it's a need, I'll buy. Otherwise, I won't even do a research.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 16
I think now I'm more particular about the things I buy. I try to find out as much as I can before buying stuff.
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• United States
17 Aug 16
sadly there's 'pposed to be regulations 'n such already'n place to prevent these kinda thingies to begin with. they fail miserably 't doin' their jobs. i hope that no young'uns 've any long term effects from this.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 16
Yeah I have no idea how they could be in the market in the first place!
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@1hopefulman (21541)
• Canada
25 Aug 16
I think we all need to be more careful and research what we put into our body as it seems that many products are unsafe.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 16
I agree. Seems like a lot of manufacturers don't really put consumer safety as their priority anymore.
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• United Kingdom
9 Jan 17
That's dreadful, how can people be so careless and callous that they let that happen? I have to be very careful because I do most of the food shopping and the wife gets dreadful migraines that get set off by additives so I spend a lot of time reading the label.
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• United Kingdom
10 Jan 17
@cahaya1983 Oh my goodness! What was in it?
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
10 Jan 17
@Clairelouiser Some type of harmful chemical, can't recall what it was exactly. They arrested the CEO I think.
@peachpurple (11812)
• Malaysia
12 Oct
yes, my hubby always read the reviews online before purchase, he never buys anything without checking out
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
12 Oct
Yes I'm more careful these days too. Always have to be cautious about what we buy.
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@peachpurple (11812)
• Malaysia
12 Oct
@cahaya1983 yup better stay this way
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@epiffanie (8318)
• Australia
3 Sep 16
We can't be sure what's safe these days .. Even the air we breath is polluted ..
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 16
Yeah it's more frustrating when it's about things that are beyond our control.
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@epiffanie (8318)
• Australia
5 Sep 16
@cahaya1983 yes indeed!
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@Yar_Joey (3312)
• Philippines
19 Aug 16
We have to read the contents of anything we buy because they might have lead.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 16
Yeah I guess identifying the ingredients in edible goods are easier than products like playmats and things like that.
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@Yar_Joey (3312)
• Philippines
24 Aug 16
@cahaya1983 Some items look like candies that are not edible so we should really be mindful of these.
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@kepweng (7004)
5 Oct
i think foods too have chemicals right?? like canned goods and other softdrink
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
6 Oct
Yeah the processed ones usually have additives and preservatives.
@responsiveme (14264)
• India
2 Sep 16
Not much but your post makes me realiseI should.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 16
Glad to know that! I've started to be more particular about the things I buy too.
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@Teep11 (6685)
• United States
24 Aug 16
We never know what a product can hold in it. That's a chance consumers take.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 16
Yes, like I said the average consumer wouldn't know what's inside each and every product we purchase.
@salonga (28074)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
It is sad to note that there seems to be nothing safe anymore. How come these greedy businessmen can manufacture and sell unsafe commodities just like that?
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 16
Exactly. I believe it's ignorance. They should have done proper research about the ingredients before manufacturing them.
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@shaggin (30185)
• United States
17 Aug 16
Unless it is made in the United States the things need to been looked into carefully as a lot of things from china are able to pass regulations that are not safe like high lead levels etc.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 16
Yeah I'm not sure if they're imported or what but I wonder how they could pass regulations that easily if they contain harmful stuff.
@skysnap (17493)
17 Aug 16
Not many things are safe anymore.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 16
I agree. It's just up to us as consumers to do our own research.
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@waflay (2724)
• Nairobi, Kenya
17 Aug 16
I think greedy manufacturers are to blame for this because they are quick to make simple things chasing after the market at the expense of the safety of their intended market and are not even keen on meeting the set standards.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 16
Yeah it's sad how far these businesses are willing to go for the sake of profit. So inconsiderate
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