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Made in China (Products to Avoid)

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Accident or on purpose in a lab, all I know is America has this virus that originated in China.  We have over 6 million cases and 180,000 plus deaths from COVID-19.  People are scared, we get so much conflicting information.

We obviously haven’t learned anything from this.  Almost all the reusable masks are made in China.  I don’t like it, but at least I can wash them before I use them.

There was a shortage of hand sanitizer for a few months.  Now all the stores seem to have plenty of hand sanitizer, but read the fine print, most of it is made in China.  I refuse to buy hand sanitizer from China.  How do we know the ingredients are safe or even effective?

China has reported frozen foods imported from Ecuador and Brazil had traces of the virus on the packaging.  Again this is another reason I try to buy food grown and made in America.  See my article “Where Does Your Food Come From?

See this article “10 Foods Made in China You Must Avoid” by World of Cooking.net, it will really open your eyes.  Be sure to go to page 2, plastic rice and fake green peas, what will they think of next?

Made in Mexico (Products to Avoid)

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The FDA has advised people to not use certain hand sanitizers that are manufactured in Mexico,  because of their toxicity, or having been manufactured in the same facility of other sanitizers that contain methanol, or wood alcohol.

Methanol is a substance that can be toxic if absorbed through the skin or ingested. Substantial methanol exposure can lead to nausea, vomiting, headaches, permanent blindness and seizures, among other harmful effects.

Just take a walk through our big retail chains, you find very few products made in America.  It makes me sad that we rely so much on these other countries.  See my article “Made in America” to learn more about why we should buy American made products.

Made in America

Made in America Pet Products

I want to recognize some stores and companies that do offer American made products.  I received this card with a coupon from Pet Supplies Plus.  It definitely makes me want to shop in their stores.  I know I can find safe foods and treats for my dog.

These two stores sell ONLY American made products.  Made in America and Made in America Store.

I Buy American Store will help you find companies that sell American made products.  You can search by product categories.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

 

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