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    Default Recycled condoms are being turned into hair ties and sold...

    CHINESE officials fear used condoms being used as hair ties could spread AIDS, genital warts and other STDs.

    Recycled condoms are being turned into hair ties and sold at local markets and beauty salons in southern China, according to Guangzhou-based New Express Daily.

    But, health authorities have warned the rubber bands could spread diseases such as AIDS, genital warts and other sexually transmitted viruses.

    "These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well in the city, threatening the health of local people and tourists," the paper said.

    "There are a lot of bacteria and viruses on the rubber bands," a dermatologist at the Guangzhou Hospital known by his surname Dong, said.

    "People could be infected with AIDS, warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while weaving their hair into plaits or buns," Dong told the paper.

    Chen Wenlan, a resident of Dongguan, said she was disgusted when she discovered the rubber bands she bought at a local beauty salon last week were made of recycled condoms.

    A bag of 10 recycled hair ties costs only 25 fen at local markets, which is much less than the normal rate for such products, the paper said.

    Many sellers have refused to reveal where they got their products and whether they had been made from recycled condoms.

    But insiders said some of the rubber bands and hair ties could have been made from imported overseas rubbish.

    Local entertainment venues were also said to have contributed condoms.

    An official from the Guangzhou administration of industry and commerce said it was against the law to make or sell goods made from used condoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    CHINESE officials fear used condoms being used as hair ties could spread AIDS, genital warts and other STDs.

    Recycled condoms are being turned into hair ties and sold at local markets and beauty salons in southern China, according to Guangzhou-based New Express Daily.

    But, health authorities have warned the rubber bands could spread diseases such as AIDS, genital warts and other sexually transmitted viruses.

    "These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well in the city, threatening the health of local people and tourists," the paper said.

    "There are a lot of bacteria and viruses on the rubber bands," a dermatologist at the Guangzhou Hospital known by his surname Dong, said.

    "People could be infected with AIDS, warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while weaving their hair into plaits or buns," Dong told the paper.

    Chen Wenlan, a resident of Dongguan, said she was disgusted when she discovered the rubber bands she bought at a local beauty salon last week were made of recycled condoms.

    A bag of 10 recycled hair ties costs only 25 fen at local markets, which is much less than the normal rate for such products, the paper said.

    Many sellers have refused to reveal where they got their products and whether they had been made from recycled condoms.

    But insiders said some of the rubber bands and hair ties could have been made from imported overseas rubbish.

    Local entertainment venues were also said to have contributed condoms.

    An official from the Guangzhou administration of industry and commerce said it was against the law to make or sell goods made from used condoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cokemach1 View Post
    My thoughts exactly.
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    when recyclers go wild...

    seriously...not EVERYTHING has to be recycled folks...

 

 

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