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Gov’t to Ban Radioactive Monazite Mineral in Consumer Products

Gov’t to Ban Radioactive Monazite Mineral in Consumer Products

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s nuclear safety agency on Thursday announced a set of measures to prevent a recurrence of radon-emitting consumer products, including banning the use of the radioactive mineral monazite. The measures come as a number of consumer products ranging from mattresses to accessories have been found to emit higher-than-permissible [...]

Radon Detected in 80% of Latex Products

Radon Detected in 80% of Latex Products

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has revealed that approximately 80 percent of latex products typically purchased during overseas trips were found to emit radon, a carcinogenic agent. Various civil groups held a press conference at the Central Government Complex in Seoul yesterday to announced the results of a survey performed on [...]

Gov’t Collects Tens of Thousands of Radioactive Mattresses

Gov’t Collects Tens of Thousands of Radioactive Mattresses

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Over 22,000 bed mattresses found to emit radiation levels above safety standards have been collected nationwide over the weekend, the country’s post office said Monday. Some 30,000 employees and 3,200 vehicles were mobilized to collect 22,298 mattresses produced by Daijin Bed Co. on Saturday and Sunday, according to Korea [...]

Consumer Activists Call for Compensation over ‘Radon Mattress’ Scandal

Consumer Activists Call for Compensation over ‘Radon Mattress’ Scandal

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Dozens of consumer activists on Monday pressed a local bed company to compensate consumers for selling beds that have been found to emit radiation levels that exceed safety limits. The activists also called on the government to ensure that Daijin Bed Co. will compensate consumers over the matter, with [...]

Radioactive Substance Found in Daijin Mattresses

Radioactive Substance Found in Daijin Mattresses

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Although consumers can now let out a sigh of relief following the announcement that beds produced by Daijin contained radon levels lower than government standard, it is still problematic for many as it was confirmed that radioactive substances were detected. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission announced yesterday that [...]

Laws Enacted to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Laws Enacted to Improve Indoor Air Quality

SEJONG, Dec.16 (Korea Bizwire) – A new law that prevents the distribution of building materials causing sick building syndrome (SBS) will be enacted. Regulations restricting the use of radon, which causes lung cancer, will also be strengthened. The Ministry of Environment announced that the revised bill on ‘Management of Indoor Air of Multi-purpose Facilities’ passed [...]