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Day: May 22, 2020

CAP: Ban talcum powder and talc-based products

The Consumers Association of Penang calls on the Ministry of Health to ban talcum powder and talc-based products.   Talcum powder has been directly used on the skin as an effective absorbent to help deodorise and for imparting a silky touch. The primary component in talcum powder is magnesium silicate hydroxide (commonly known as talc). Talc is similar to asbestos in composition, it is found...
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Ferry riders must conduct themselves with Covid-19 in mind

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has observed that Penang ferry users are not conducting themselves properly at the ferry terminals with Covid-19 in mind. When the ferry gates open to let riders on and off the ferry most of the passengers rush for the ferry gates. This kind of behaviour is dangerous because when all the ferry passengers rush for the ferry gates they are squeezing into...
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