Radioactive Tissue Boxes Removed From Bed, Bath & Beyond Shelves – No, Really

When shipments bound for California Bed, Bath and Beyond stores set off radiation sensors at a truck scale, Bed, Bath and Beyond discovered that it had been stocking tissue-box covers mysteriously contaminated with low levels of cobalt-60. The radiation level isn’t enough to cause real harm to humans–the equivalent of a few chest x-rays over the course of a year if you happened to keep them in your bathroom. [More]

http://consumerist.com/2009/09/10/great-news-homeowners-drywall/

Great news, homeowners! Drywall manufactured in China from waste byproducts may have a horrible stench and corrode everything in your house, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission has concluded that at least it’s not radioactive. [Consumer Reports Safety]