It does, and the reason it does is because we think like a consumer.
You believe that :
Unfortunately, this perfect picture is a little exaggerated.
Using this example of contaminated dog food that was recalled, we know that :
Knowing that a carcinogen causes cancer and that Aflatoxin occurs naturally on grains, how does this toxin reach “unacceptable levels”?
An unacceptable level is more than 20 parts per billion (when humans and pets are involved)
Unacceptable levels of Aflatoxin happen in grains when :
It is thought that exposure to pets of 100 to 300 parts per billion for several weeks will result in Aflatoxin poisoning, known as Aflatoxicosis.
Human adults have a high tolerance toward Aflatoxin poisoning but children do not. Children exposed to Aflatoxins will suffer from stunted growth and delayed development. Chronic exposure leads to a high risk of liver cancer.
Animals that are fed on Aflatoxin contaminated grains will produce contaminated eggs, milk and meat.
After a bit more investigation, we now know that?
For this example, we cannot say that P&G intentionally deals in dog food that contains carcinogenic and mutagenic ingredients but it does highlight the issue that the package labelling probably does not include the following information :
Is this not useful information for the consumer or is it better for P&G to keep blinkers on their customers?
The more sanitised we are, the more we will react when things really do go wrong.
Instead of keeping their customers educated and prepared, they feel it is better to keep their customers sanitised and in the dark ... after all, P&G employ the experts.
The legal experts call this situation “a defective product” and make specific reference to the “severity of the hazards they entail” These “dangerous consumer products” should not be on the shelves in the first place.
“As a personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product.
If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of a defective product, speak with a product liability lawyer to learn about the legal options available to you.
Please, continue to visit our blog for regular updates about unsafe and dangerous consumer products.”
Considering that this particular legal firm has won billions of US Dollars of claims relating to injury from defective products, these highlighted words describe a credible situation.
I am sure that this is not what you expected to read. There was no intention to leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling. There was every intention to make you feel uneasy and make you realise that you need to be a little more aware.
P&G are cosmetic manufacturers, dog food manufacturers, fabric care manufacturers, baby care manufacturers, family care manufacturers and home care manufacturers. There is probably not much that you can do to avoid their products.
With all the different brand names, it is easy to not be aware that you are using their products – even if you wanted to avoid them.
According to the FDA :
With our busy lives, manipulative advertising, “not all the facts” labelling, toothless civil watchdogs and Government Institutions with very limited legal capacity, you are pretty much on your own.
Private legal companies are waiting for this pressure cooker to explode and exploit these cracks in the system. Large legal companies certainly have the resources to challenge massive companies like P&G but this comes at a very high cost to you.
To win cases like this, you need to prove injury and if you are a victim of injury from Aflatoxin, you will probably have liver cancer or have children with liver cancer or developmental problems or stunted growth … or all of them.
And several years later when you have millions of Dollars from your successful lawsuit, will this bring back what you lost or is the cash good enough?
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Unfortunately, Aflatoxin does not stop at dog food. Other contaminated examples are peanut butter, edible oils and cosmetics. In some instances of random selected samples, detectable contamination was anywhere from 48 – 80%.
Of these contaminated food products, many of them exceeded FDA, or other regulatory agency, safe limits.
Whichever cosmetic manufacturers you deal with, there are always two sides, the side they want you to see and the side that affects you, good or bad.