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Carcinogens Found in Chinese Oil, Public not Warned for Over Five Months

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 4, 2010

This is how the Chinese operate, whenever they have bad news, they smother it or let it leak slowly. In this case, the chicoms hid the fact that an oil that the people were consuming had carcinogens in it for over five months. Basically they allowed people to eat poison instead of informing them. I guess this is called Chinese population control

excerpt chinadaily:
“CHANGSHA – Local health authorities have admitted waiting five months before announcing that secret recalls had been ordered for a brand of camellia oil that had been found to contain excessive carcinogens.
The oil was manufactured by Jinhao, a well-known edible oil maker based in Central China’s Hunan province.”

Benzoapyrene is highly carcinogenic and will accumulate within the human body, causing long-term health problems, according to health experts.An official with the provincial bureau of quality and technical supervision confirmed, on the condition of anonymity, that in March, the bureau found excessive amounts of a harmful element known as benzoapyrene in a sample of Jinhao camellia oil.

The official also said that the high levels of benzoapyrene resulted from the processing of the oil. He added that the company has resolved the issue by updating its equipment.

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