Hannah Montana Poisons Children
So cute... so poisonous...
Hey Hannah Montana Fans! Better watch out, some of that super cool merchandise y'all have been buying as if cheap rubbish is going out of style has been revealed to contain high levels of lead.
Why does that matter? Well, lead poisoning is very nasty, and exposure to low doses of it can build up over time to result in some very serious symptoms.
Eventually, exposure to lead leads to nausea and vomiting, headaches, muscle weakness, constipation, cramping, stomachaches, diarrhea, and then once you have enough of it, you're looking at paralysis, falling into a coma, a lowered IQ, and potentially death.
The affected items are backpacks and purses, so if you own a Hannah Montana backpack or purse, you might want to get rid of it before it starts attacking your nervous system (not to mention your digestive tract and renal (kidney) system.)
How did this happen?
Well boys and girls, Hannah Montana products are made in China, where there are few regulations on manufacturing standards, and even less on human rights. Those cute little accessories you bought were produced by women and children working in sweatshops, which are large factory rooms filled with people who work 12 hr + days and only get paid a few cents an hour if they're lucky. This has been a well known fact for many many years now, but in spite of the horrific conditions, consumers are still happy to buy products made in sweatshops, because they're cheap. It's only now that more and more cases of poisonous products are occurring that people are starting to wonder if they should continue buying cheap mass produced goods from China, as well as other third world nations.
For added irony, (irony is much better for you than lead, by the way, so don't be scared,) the company behind this is Disney. That's Disney, of Disneyland fame, 'the happiest place on earth.' But while thousands of tourists line up for rides and purchase the ridiculous trinkets sold throughout not only Disneyland, but retail stores across the globe, there are thousands of women and children who are working in what are probably the unhappiest places on earth.
Do we care? Evidently not. Should we care? Well, it might pay to. We've known for a long time that purchasing this type of product is immoral, but when confronted with an oh so cute piece of merchandise, it seems that huge portions of the population just can't resist adding to the overflowing piles of cheaply made goods that clutter their homes and lives.
Now we have to wonder if that clutter might not be poisoning us slowly.