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South Korea Sees New Demand for Eco-Friendly Products Amid Growing Chemical Fears

South Korea Sees New Demand for Eco-Friendly Products Amid Growing Chemical Fears

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – If there was one thing that South Koreans took away from the Oxy Reckitt Benckiser crisis, it was the devastating effects of chemical substances found in everyday products.  The scandal dates back a decade, when polyhexamethylene guanidine (PHMG), a substance that was used in commercial humidifier sterilizing agents, was discovered to [...]

S. Korean Steel, Chemical Products Becoming Targets of Import Restrictions: KOTRA

S. Korean Steel, Chemical Products Becoming Targets of Import Restrictions: KOTRA

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean steel and chemical products, the country’s leading export items, have increasingly become targets of import restrictions in other countries, a trade agency said Wednesday.  Reports sent in by overseas offices of the Korea Trade-investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) showed that of the 19 new investigations launched against products [...]

Government Investigates All Daily Use Chemical Products for Consumer Safety

Government Investigates All Daily Use Chemical Products for Consumer Safety

SEJONG, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The government set out a series of countermeasures Tuesday against increasing concerns over goods containing chemical substances, which included an investigation of all everyday use chemical products.  “We have had growing public unease with everyday use products that contain chemicals, from incidents like the toxic humidifier sterilizer case,” said [...]

Expectant Mothers Grow Anxious over Toxic Chemicals

Expectant Mothers Grow Anxious over Toxic Chemicals

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Pregnant women in Korea have grown more anxious than ever with widespread media coverage of toxic chemicals used in daily products, on top of deadly cases such as the Oxy humidifier sterilizer scandal.  According to a survey study by obstetricians at Ewha Womans University Medical Center (Mok-dong), 99.2 percent [...]