Friday, March 18, 2011

Radioactive Diapers

Korea Times
18 March 2011

False rumors amplify anxiety over radiation

By Lee Hyo-sik

Rampant false rumors concerning the series of explosions at nuclear reactors in the quake-hit Japan have prompted an irrational buying-frenzy for certain items. [...]

Additionally, parents with newborns have been busy surfing online shopping sites over the past few days in search of diapers manufactured in Japan. They are all out to buy ones that were made and imported before Japan’s nuclear disaster due to the wide spreading rumors that diapers produced after the nuclear explosions would be contaminated with radioactive materials. [...]