Letter: Beware of Chinese goods
During 2006 – 2009, several homes in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake were condemned and the families were forced to move out for months due to “Chinese drywall.” This type of drywall had to be completely removed due to a “rotten egg” smell that caused several health problems and corroded metal components in their homes.
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