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My mom just sent me an email titled: Dangerous Hair Bands For Our Daughters!

My first thought was this:      

*snicker*

NOT this:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/hairband.asp

Be cautious of hair bands at open markets around the city too – they are probably from China since they are purchased in bulk very very cheap !!!! 
Take a good look before buying hair bands in future – specially like the following kind…..
 
These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads. That was so disgusting, I would not want to use them!!
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 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 j ust 25 s en (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.

Check your kids hair bands and make sure they do not put them in their mouth while trying to plait or tie their hair.

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willow_m_w
Sep. 6th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Oh god! That's so disgusting!

So glad that I use hair clips instead.
raputathebuta
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Isn't it though?! YUCK!

Your icon is PERFECT! *giggles*
trystan830
Sep. 6th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
ewwww....
raputathebuta
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
That's exactly how I replied to my mom.
trystan830
Sep. 8th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
yeah....
bloggingchick
Sep. 6th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Ohhh Ewwww. So glad I don't use those. Although, I hope the ones I do use aren't made like that (I use those much larger cloth scrunchies ones).
bloggingchick
Sep. 6th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
Also, Lol with the "hairband". Yeah when I hear/see that word I think of '80's groups, too. Not ponytail holders.
raputathebuta
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
*snicker* Seriously! Poison was the first group I thought of too.
tariel22
Sep. 6th, 2008 08:46 am (UTC)
That is GROSS.

That pic is making me laugh way too much. *snerk*

Hey, Rap! How have you been? I'm sorry I haven't been around in forever. Work is a bitch, as usual, and has been consuming my life.
raputathebuta
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Hey sweetie! I've been pretty good. Busy too...work, work, work. Ugh...I so need to win the lottery.

I worked really hard to find a good picture of Bret & the boys. *giggles* Is it bad or sad that I still know all the words to their songs?!
tariel22
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Is it bad or sad that I still know all the words to their songs?!

It's AWESOME! *rocks out* But please tell me you don't watch Rock of Love. :)
raputathebuta
Sep. 8th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
HELLZ NO! I watched about 5 minutes of it once & was so squicked out that I had to take an immediate shower.

I mean, Bret's still hot (to look at), but YUCK! I don't watch any of those reality shows (even though psychoactivtoad tried to get me to watch The Bachelor when the dude was from ehr neck of the woods).
tariel22
Sep. 10th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
My sister watches reality shows almost exclusively, especially The Bachelor and America's Next Top Model. When we went to Disneyland together back in April, I brought my Supernatural DVDs, and every night we would watch two episodes. By the end of the trip she was hooked! \o/ I also watched The Bachelor with her when it was on, and it made me so mad I wanted to throw something at the TV. Grrr. :)
whimsywinx
Sep. 6th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
OK, it that's true, I'm going to be sick.
raputathebuta
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
You & me both!
zofia27
Sep. 6th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
That is beyond disgusting!!!
raputathebuta
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Isn't it?! I use clips not bands, but next time I buy any, I'm definitely checking out where they came from!
psychoactivtoad
Sep. 7th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm giggling over the dermatologist's last name being Dong.
raputathebuta
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
D'oh! I can't believe I missed that! I must have been too grossed out for the name to register.
rodyssey
Sep. 7th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
In addition to the "gross" factor that immediately came to mind, my first thought was to wonder how the hell a company goes about getting and obtaining "recycled condoms" in the first place. I mean, how in the world did they get the used condoms in the first place.

The mind boggles thinking about how this could have happened.

(*rod shudders and throws up in his mouth a little*)
raputathebuta
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
How shitty would your life be if that was your job...collecting used condoms. I mean, do you dumpster dive for that or do they have condom-recycling centers?

*gags*
originalcindyr
Sep. 7th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Okay ... first of all ... I AM STILL EXTREMELY MIFFED WITH LJ NOT LETTING ME KNOW WHEN MY RAP IS POSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!

*kicks LJ really really hard*

*and spits*

Second ... EWWWWWWWW!!!! My kids are not the only ones who were bandies and are not the only ones that puts them in their mouth to hold them while trying to either braid this mess into submission or grapple it into a ponytail. ACK!!

*spits again*

I'm so happy to have found you my dearest Rap, my Rap. However it seems I could have found you on something a bit lighter ... more fun ... less gross. Ya know??
raputathebuta
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry Keeper!!! If you go straight to my journal page, I have the Supernatural widget posted there (under the Red Wings one). That's more fun, isn't it?!?!?!?!?!

I second your EWWWWWW & raise you a GUH-ROSSSSS!
*hugs*
koosh2012
Sep. 7th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
Location: Home
Mood: Naughty
Music: Talk Dirty to Me

LOL! Obviously I wasn't able to transition from picture to text. That happens sometimes.
raputathebuta
Sep. 7th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Seriously, me too. *giggles*

koosh2012
Sep. 7th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
C.C., pick up that guitar and uh, TALK to me...
Ahhhh, sweet and sundry blasts from the past. They are/were playing the state fair around here somewhere sometime. I missed it. Darn. I'll confess to you that I was more than a little tempted, but I had to keep my game face on when my little brother mentioned it... LOL!
raputathebuta
Sep. 8th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
*snort* We used to play that tape constantly when we were cruising around being cool. I still have the damn thing somewhere. When SPN used Every Rose Has Its Thorn in the MM episode, I almost choked to death laughing.

I saw them in concert when I was in college. Warrant was the opening act! *sigh*

writing_light
Sep. 8th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yuck! That is so not what I was expecting when I clicked the cut.
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