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Q: Why do all pregnant women in China wear the same apron?

Just wondering... is it so everyone knows that they're pregnant, so they can get a seat on the bus? 

4 years 16 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
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It's because they all have the same partner who got them pregnant.

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When Chinese enter new experiences I find they follow each other almost without question. They all do the same thing because they figure if it worked for another...

 

just like the stupid rumors to wear radiation aprons around computers. They just prefer to follow because thinking is too hard to complicated.

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Lots of double posts recently..

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I read a couple of time that the apron have a thin layer of lead inside, to protect the baby from electromagnetic radiation from things like computer screens. Anybody to confirm or infirm this ?
http://www.shanghaiexpat.com/phpbbforum/pregnant-radiation-aprons-t137188.html
http://sell.bizrice.com/selling-leads/335664/Anti-radiation-clothing-for-pregnant-women-radiation-stop-maternity-clothes-apron.html
http://weiku.com/products/10328848/Anti_radiation_clothing_for_pregnant_women_radiation_stop_maternity_clothes_apron.html

If it is true, it's completely irrational. Cathodic ray screens (ie. the heavy screens from the 90's and before, made of a glass tube) indeed had significant electromagnetic radiation, but it is still very far from doing any harm... and flat computer screens make images based on a completely different approach (LED lights), much much much less electromagnetic radiation compared to cathodic ray screen. And no, the apron won't stop the radiation from Wifi, your back is not magical screen. Consider a wearable Faraday cage for this ^^

And also : constantly hung on mobile phones (significant electro-magnetic field there too), radiation are somehow fine. Computer screens, it's not fine, even if a flat panel does not emit anything significant ?!

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It's all BS, it's the perfect scam. Because if anyone remembers what we learned in High school is that radiation travels in all directions. So these so called aprons are just that a scam. I feel so bad that they get scammed only due to the lack of knowledge.

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Chinese people believe the apron will shield their babies from radiation from computers, ovens, TVs or cell phones.

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It is because the world has people who can all be categorized in to different levels of gullibleness. 

 

To name a few from least to most

 

1. Educated people

2. Less educated people

3. Un educated people

4. Retards

5. Pregnant women (this is not a stab at pregnant women, but merely a tip with the hat acknowleding that the mother instinct means a woman will go far to protect her offspring)

6. Pregnant Superstitious Chinese Women

 

I f'ing hate superstition. 

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Anti-Radiation Aprons. no

 

And you almost never see pregnant women using computers because the "radiation hurts the baby." I had to try my hardest to convince my wife that it's okay to use a computer while pregnant, but probably not okay to stand in front of a nuclear reactor.

 

It's also okay to stand next to a microwave since it gives off non-ionizing (non-cancer-causing) radiation.

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