Sunday, May 13, 2007

Killer toothpaste?

Health authorities in Panama have ordered toothpaste to be removed from shelves over fears it contains a chemical that killed at least 51 people last year...

It is alleged that a Chinese factory made the diethylene glycol and passed it off as harmless glycerin to a Spanish company, which sold it to Panama. |Guardian|
I've no idea if this is true..

But it's interesting to me how a few pet deaths has the potential to rattle the entire global commerce network now that so many products are sourced from China.

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