China bans bad breath in outer space. Dr Katz comes to the rescue!
Posted: August 4, 2009
Aug 2 06:58 AM US/Eastern
Bad breath (as well as dry mouth and taste disorder) is enough to fail the test to enter China's manned space program, state media said Sunday. China only wants to send the best of the best into orbit, meaning unfortunate personal smell is sufficient reason to get disqualified right away, the Sina.com website reported.
In order to educate Chinese scientists about the latest treatments to address bad breath, Dr. Harold Katz, the internationally recognized expert on bad breath and founder of www.therabreath.com, was invited as the main speaker to the Shanghai People’s Hospital last year to educate China’s leading doctor’s on the latest treatments to alleviate halitosis. Dr. Katz is founder of The California Breath Clinics and developer of the popular TheraBreath formulas, which use patented oxygenating compounds to instantly absorb all breath odors.
China became the third nation to put a man in space when Yang Liwei piloted the one-man Shenzhou-5 space mission in 2003. Last September, the Shenzhou-7, piloted by three "taikonauts" or astronauts, carried out China's first space walk. China will launch a space module next year and carry out the nation's first space docking in 2011 as a step towards its goal of building a space station, state media said.
(Dr. Katz on right)