During 2012 – 2014, a consumer alert went out on CBS’s 60 Minutes, that a certain type of laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators was being recalled due to a high level of formaldehyde that was causing health problems.

Recently, I bought a new sleeping bag at Walmart. When I got it home, I discovered a warning label that read “This product contains a chemical known to the state of Ca. to cause cancer, birth defects & other reproductive harm.” I have to wonder if this could be of concern here in Virginia.

Recently, I bought a few metal fence stakes at a local hardware store. When I got home, I discovered a small warning label on them that stated the same health issues. I have to wonder if this could be of concern here in Virginia.

A few weeks ago, according to a report on ABC’s Full Measure, only 1 percent of all shrimp imported to the U.S. from Asia is inspected. However, all shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico must be inspected. I have to wonder what contaminates could be in the waters off the coast of several Asian countries.

G. N. SWORD

MONETA