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Enterprising people in Southern China have come up with a solution for recycling used condoms. These are now being are converted to hair bands and sold in local markets as well as beauty salons. This has created a fear that sexually transmitted diseases could be spread this way to unsuspecting people.

Product Highlights
a. Rubber bands meant for the hair are available in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province.
b. These are cheap and colorful.
c. It holds the hair in place well.
d. These bands might however, contain bacteria and viruses despite being cleaned.
e. It can cause infections like warts, sexually transmitted viruses and even AIDS.
f. It is especially risky if people hold it in their mouth.

Cost
25 fen for a bag of ten