The Hill is reporting that the value of wedding rings has risen by more than 40 percent since 2009, with some estimates indicating that some $30 billion is spent on wedding rings annually.
But some experts have expressed concern about the safety of wedding ring manufacturing, saying the process has been compromised by chemicals and can cause problems with health.
“In some cases, the rings are actually made from synthetic materials, which are toxic and pose health risks,” said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a pediatrician who runs the Johns Hopkins Center for Bio-Ethical Leadership.
“And then there are the chemicals used, which can cause severe health problems in people with heart and kidney disease, people with diabetes and people with cancer.
These chemicals are so ubiquitous that they are being used to make rings that are supposed to be meant for a wedding.”
A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 found that more than a third of all American weddings involved a wedding ring manufactured in the U.S. and exported to China.
In 2018, nearly 3 million people worldwide were treated for a drug-resistant coronavirus outbreak, with the average person being hospitalized for more than six weeks.
And some scientists say it is possible that some of the more expensive, highly-touted wedding rings could be manufactured in China with less stringent safety requirements.
Kolodny said the chemical industry has been the focus of increased scrutiny because of the increase in the number of coronaviruses, especially in the past two years.
“The pharmaceutical industry has increased their use of coronovirus testing,” he said.
“They have increased their manufacturing facilities, they have increased the number and the sophistication of the tests they are testing, so there is a clear correlation between the rise in coronaviral testing and the increase of coronaval disease.”
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