Skip to comments.Syrupy killer in medicine bottle
Posted on 05/06/2007 8:43:15 AM PDT by COUNTrecountEdited on 05/06/2007 10:22:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
A syrupy poison, diethylene glycol, is an indispensable part of the modern world, an industrial solvent and prime ingredient in antifreeze. It also is a killer. And the deaths, if not intentional, are often no accident.
The kidneys fail first. Then the central nervous system begins to misfire. Paralysis spreads, making breathing difficult, then often impossible without assistance. In the end, most victims die.
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Thanks for posting this. I’ve mentioned the Haiti poisonings before in a couple of China-related threads in the past, but this is by far the most detailed story on the topic I’ve seen.
I read this long article earlier and was just amazed by it. I don’t know if posting all 7 pages of it is allowed, but I hope it is. Everyone on FR needs to read this.
Stop trade with China now!
No God, no conscience.
Everyday LOW - LOW PRICES !!
Yeah, that’s the one I read earlier.
Really chilling article.
“Tidai” = substitute. What smarmy creeps the Chinese have become.
This is very similar to the thread we were on last night. But more info is at the forum for those that had trouble clicking through to the article last night.
Have become? I think they’ve been that way from the beginning. We are finally waking up. I’ve tried to avoid buying any Chinese product since we started importing them—it’s not always possible, but if I have a choice, I buy another product. If it isn’t the poisoning, it’s the slave labor. How else can you buy a hand-made quilt for a kingsize bed for $40?
Astute. And while we buy foodstuffs from these murderous thieves, our own “breakbasket” continues to hold farm sales and sell the land off to real estate developers. Maybe “cheap food” isn’t such a good idea, considering the poisonings, the adulterations, and the losses of livelihood to our own farmers.
Same goes with electrical parts. In the US there is a significant amount of detail aid to specification and code compliance. When all materials and fabrications are outsourced, then the importers file bankruptcy every 7-8 years to avoid liabilities, count on everything purchased from China to have external liabilities within 5-8 years.
3 Ceiling fans I purchased at Lowes, with the best energy savings ratings, lowest cost, ‘builder’s specials, have all smoked between 1-2 years of service. Motors are fine, but their switching capacitors have fried in each one after about 1 year of service. Not good for a component which is relied upon for unattended ventilation 24/7. When investigating the cause, I discovered a tag on the component indicating it was made in China and to call a number in LA for service. Upon contacting the trading company, they directed me to the part of the fan which likely failed and simply mailed out a replacement part, however, all the wiring is premolded at the connection points making it impossible to replace without substantially altering the connections. Took it back to Lowes and they replaced with like make and model, but now the second one has smoked. It’s purely subcomponent quality and assembly design flaws which cause these problems.
Basically the large oligopolies controlling the construction industry are cognizant of the fraud and condone this type of business. The American consumer is at risk and with substantial detriment due to this ‘new world order’ which seeks to remove national governance in favor of socialist and global reach.
IMHO, if it’s from China, I’m generally better off without it..
You touched on this (post 16) in a post last night.
Sorry about the language, nothing else seems to cover it so succinctly.
They have always been this way. The difference is that now the rest of the world has more contact with them than ever before.
Courtesy of Calpernia:
Take a look at the China Chamber of Commerce:
Not all other countries are the same. These poisons did not come from "other countries". They came from China.
Chinese government and industry: corrupt from beginning to end.
However, as this case and the pet food case reveals, even the cautious can become the victim of their profit and bribe driven, unscrupulous practices.
Although it is not always possible, I try to have nothing to do with them.
Kind of a weird article. Eight = "Mass?"
Researchers estimate that thousands have died.
Which is it? "At least eight" or "Thousands?"
I realize that, but I also have problems with the US importing things like fresh vegetables from Mexico, and Central and South America, where "health code" standards aren't quite as strict as they are in the US.
Can you add me to the ping list ? Thanks :)
Ok, I retract my comments. Eight is not eight individual people. It is eight groups, totaling thousands of individuals.
It means eight different mass poisonings.
You are both absolutely right. I realized that the moment I hit “post.”
When I was a lounge musician years ago the owner of one place I worked was a middle aged Chinese guy who persisted in putting his hands on me and asking if I wanted to be “his girl.” Yuck. I quit that gig in a hurry. What a sleezebag.
...they have always been that way...
true. Henry Miller, a great writer from the 1930s to 1960s, wrote an essay on how the Chinese are just slavers who will do anything for a nickel.
But the Chinese medicine is 10 cents cheaper! More trade with China! Yeeeeeeeeaaaaarrrgh!
Bump for ‘Conscience free trade!’
Wake up America!
Thousands have died in eight mass poisonings.
A modern update would be how the “free traders” are just slavers who will do anything for a nickel.
LINKS are your friends...
“Which is it? ‘At least eight’ or ‘Thousands?’”
How about at least eight mass poisonings, with thousands of deaths combined from the various mass poisonings.
This chart might be great for the Towncrier:
Eight separate incidents. Multiple victims in each incident.
There is even more of a role for the FDA today. China’s adulteration of medicine and food is very reminiscent of the “Snake Oil” peddlers and quick-buck artists in the U.S. at the turn of the 20th. century.
Please let me know if you want added to my ping list. It started off as a pet food recall list, then human food contamination and now has evolved to anything involving free trade with China.
Excellent article and a scary one too. Thanks for the post.
Dang! Just about everyone is on that bandwagon.
Say thank you to Henry Kissinger.
I did a double take, then I remembered what was in anti-freeze.
The state Dept. has been a mess ever since dear ol’ Henry.
Thanks for posting.
I would note than Imas caught the tainted pet food as they do their own QA testing house.
Would taht the folks who make meficine perform the same tests to ensure the purity of product. Now (and as before with some of us) everything from CHina is suspect.
We are label checkers. I just don’t buy stuff from China if we have the choice.
yes, but the label won’t necessarily tell you if the ingredients were bought from China.
Yup - thats where the “if I have a choice” comes in.
We are looking closely at supliments to see if country of origin are noted. IF not, we will continue to email the mfgs about it.
Guess the garden will be alittle bigger this year.