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  1. What's in it? Cinnamal

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Other names it goes by Cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamic Aldehyde, Cinnamyl Aldehyde, 2-Propenal, 3-Phenyl. What's it used in? Fragrances, body washes, soaps, moisturisers. What does it do? A fragrance added to cosmetics that smells particularly of jasmine. Any controversy? On the list of EU banned and restricted fragrances because it's toxic to the human immune system. The US, ...

  2. Taiwan officials find high levels of toxin in cards

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A Taiwanese government report has found that 20 per cent of playing cards have a dangerously high content of the extremely poisonous and carcinogenic agent formaldehyde. Millions of people in China play card games, but they have been warned to ...

  3. Bak choi found to be sprayed with formalin

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Vegetable wholesalers in Shandong have been caught spraying toxic formalin on bak choi to keep them fresh in the latest food safety scandal to hit the mainland. Vendors in Qingzhou said that spraying diluted formalin on bak cho ...

  4. Safety chiefs search for Bombay duck as vendors fear fish scare

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Hotpot ingredient tests positive for formaldehyde Food safety chiefs are trying to establish whether Hong Kong has imported Bombay duck- a popular fish for hotpot- from Yangjiang, in Guangdong, where samples have been found to contain the prese ...

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    City Digest: September 13, 2012

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Court date for cabbie accused of fare scam A taxi driver accused of overcharging an undercover policeman posing as a tourist will appear in Kowloon City Court tomorrow. The 48-year-old man allegedly charged his passenger HK$100 for a HK$50 trip on Tuesday ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Students barred from new HKU hostel over air quality fears

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Thomas Chan HKU bosses face huge bill for putting up 800 new arrivals in nearby hotels after levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde exceed limits Chaos for students as air quality fears shut hostel The University of Hong Kong may have underes ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WORKPLACE SAFETY

    Labour Department probes HKU over air-quality complaints at new campus

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Labour department reviews whether regulations violated after staff says furniture made them ill HKU probed over air quality at new campus The Labour Department is investigating whether University of Hong Kong violated workplac ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Sprite is the best cure for a hangover, Chinese researchers claim

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 04:39pm by Staff Reporter

    ... symptoms such as a headache, nausea and vomiting. This metabolite is then broken down into acetate by another enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). Acetate is considered harmless and even ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH SCARE

    HKU criticised for moving staff into building site

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Kristie Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Kristie Wong University guilty of bad practice, warns green building expert, as fears remain over health hazards HKU slammed for moving staff into building site Health hazards plaguing the University of Hong Kong's new campus could dama ...

  10. TV report on tainted clothes sparks fear

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com A finding of cancer-causing chemicals on children's clothes sparked public fear yesterday, after a report aired on national state broadcaster China Central Television. The station's Weekly Quality Report investigat ...




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