Half a ton of radioactive sanity pads were seized during import from China at the Lebanon airport. The 30 crates of feminine hygiene products clocked in at over 35 times the safe levels of radioactivity permitted. The maxi pads were made in China by a company called Anion that puts anions, ionized atoms, into products as a purported “health benefit.”
The Daily Mail reports that tests performed at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut showed that the crates of sanitary pads had more than 35 times the safe levels of radioactivity. The radioactive maxi pads were discovered after electronic scanners used to detect radiation, found that the shipment may be radioactive.
The ultimate destination of the shipment was not disclosed in the report. However, Anion sanitary napkins are in abundance on Amazon for women in the U.S. to purchase. Large packs of the ionized maxi pads can be purchased in bulk or single packs. The Anion feminine hygiene products claim to use “negative ions” that are “beneficial” to your overall health and are “like vitamins in food.” Therefore, why not put them in a sanitary napkin and let women experience the stress-relieving powers of the negative ions during their monthly cycle?
“Negative ions can be found in forests, near the ocean, and surrounding waterfalls. They have also been known to help relieve stress, alleviate depression and boost energy. Positive ions are considered harmful to the human body, while negative ions are considered beneficial. Anions in the air are like vitamins in food… they greatly benefit people’s well-being and everyday routine. Anions have been shown to help maintain and balance life. They have a strong ability to absorb micro particles in the air and to remove dust.”
It is noted by Anion that positive ions, such as radioactivity, are harmful to the human body, but assure customers that only negative ions are present in their product. However, as the Lebanon airport scan shows, the production process to create the negative ions could in fact result in positive ion production as present in the radioactivity scan of the maxi pads at the airport.
Despite the radioactive potential of the ionization of the pads, it seems that the company has a long list of health claims in regards to the specialized “high tech” maxi pad. From relieving back pain to increasing metabolism, it seems that the company Anion thinks their maxi pad can cure all.
Meanwhile, the FDA is more concerned about classifying reusable cloth menstrual pads as “medical devices” than concerning themselves with possibly radioactive ionized “healthy” disposable pads.
What do you think about ionized maxi pads with radioactive capabilities? Are women trying the products in hopes of gaining specialized superpowers, or is there truly a health benefit associated with “negative ionization” of feminine hygiene products?