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S. Korean Adults Have Twice as Much Lead, Mercury in Bodies as Youths: Study

S. Korean Adults Have Twice as Much Lead, Mercury in Bodies as Youths: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean adults have twice the level of harmful toxic chemicals in their bodies as youths, the Ministry of Environment said Wednesday, citing a state laboratory’s research. According to the National Institute of Environmental Research’s study on 6,167 South Korean people from 2015 to 2017, the blood lead level [...]

Losing Faith in Korean Products, Consumers Flock to European Alternatives

Losing Faith in Korean Products, Consumers Flock to European Alternatives

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With several high profile controversies over toxic chemical content and high electromagnetic wave emissions in Korean products, domestic consumers are flocking to European options instead, in search of safer goods.  Italian home appliance brand Imetec saw sales rise by 629 percent in September compared to September 2015, mainly driven [...]