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Radioactive Maxi pads seized at airport

The Maxi pad were seized on Friday, at Beirut airport. The 30 boxes of pads contained a level of radio activity 35 times higher than what is considered to be safe.

The Finance Minister, Ali Hasan Khalil, said that a number of boxes that contained sanitary pads appeared to have radioactivity inside them was 35 times more than permitted.

The pads were seized after scanners detected radiation in the shipment. A sample from the shipment will now be sent to the Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission, where it will undergo testing.

The pads, which originated from China, were manufactured by Anion. As of now, it’s not know why the radiation levels were so high, but the radiation may have came from the production process.

On Anion’s website, it claims that their pads contain an anion layer. It continues to say that it is beneficial to human health in amounts of up to 5800 for CM3.

The discovery comes amid c crackdown on goods that contain radiation. This isn’t the first time that custom agents at the same airport detected radioactivity. Back in February, agents discovered radioactivity in a shipment of cellphone covers, which were imported from China.

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