15 May '11, 7pm

Brazilian underwear to keep your health in check: The country's Congress has passed proposals that demand clothi...

RIO DE JANEIRO - Underwear in Brazil will come with health messages about the importance of screening for breast, prostate and cervical cancer under a Bill just finalised following 12 years of debate. The country's Congress has passed proposals that demand clothing manufacturers include such advice in the packaging of bras, underpants and knickers. The Bill also requires that adult women's underwear should come with advice about the importance of using condoms. The plans were first put forward in 1999 by former Congressman Barbosa Neto but are only now finally due to go before President Dilma Rousseff for final approval. Any manufacturers that flout the new rules may be punished with fines, bans on advertising or even suspension of sales. Some manufacturers have questioned the proposal, arguing that customers do not read labels and warning that it may lead to price increas...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110514-0000250/Brazil...

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