You'd think there would be a public outcry over all the lead tainted and otherwise defective products we keep getting from China. but no, people just keep buying tons and tons of useless crap from the local WalMart without the least bit of knowledge of where the useless crap came from and how it might be made or disposed of once they tire of it. Americans are just plain stupid, ignorant and disconnected from reality.
We just don't seem capable of pulling it all together.
We've had great technological achievements, made great advances in social justice, at time led the way into environmental awareness, and elected great leaders, but when it comes down to really developing an entire society that embraces all these wonderful things, we just can't seem to do it.
Probe is sought of lead in reusable grocery bags
By MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press – Sun Nov 14, 7:06 am ET
ALBANY, N.Y. – Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is seeking a federal investigation after a newspaper's report of lead content in some reusable grocery bags.
The Democrat told The Associated Press that many of the reusable grocery bags sold nationwide are manufactured in China. Schumer plans to announce Sunday that he is contacting the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.