The Salt Panic in China isn’t pretty.

Due to radiation fears from the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan, many Chinese citizens have rushed to buy salt under the belief that it will help fight the effects of radiation due to it’s iodine content…

chinese-customers-flock-to-buy-salt-at-a-supermarket-in-beijing-560x381Searching for salt.

Despite being told that anyone outside of Japan has little to fear from the situation there, and that the salt has such low quantities of iodine that it wouldn’t have any effect anyway, many Chinese have still flocked to stores, supermarkets, and dispensaries in a panic to buy some while they can.