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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of zinc and chromium are toxic and can lead to a wide range of problems, from premature ageing to cancer. In extreme cases, high concentrations of airborne trace metals can even damage human DNA, ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tonnes of toxic chemical spill into Hangzhou river after tanker overturns

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by Alice Yan, Li Jing

    ... vapour is inhaled. Prolonged exposure to the chemical may cause cancer, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Water supplies were cut off for about three hours after ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... were contaminated with cadmium. Last year the environment ministry acknowledged the existence of “cancer villages” – years after the media first reported on more than 100 polluted rural areas ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Water safety on the mainland has come under scrutiny following a tap water scare in Lanzhou, Gansu province, last week. Benzene, which can cause cancer, was discovered in tap water at levels 20 ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Newly discovered gases destroying ozone layer over Antarctica

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:57pm by GDN

    ... sunlight that can cause cancer in humans, as well as damage crops and animals. "Although these new emissions [of the four chemicals] are small, for the Montreal protocol to continue ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic chemicals found in top children's wear

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... affected the endocrine and reproductive systems of animals, and might cause cancer. Children's habit of putting things in their mouths increased the risk, Greenpeace's Lin said. ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmental watchdog admits to 'cancer village' phenomenon

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 06:28pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Severe chemical pollution in China’s water systems has caused the spread of “cancer villages”, the country's top environmental watchdog admitted on Wednesday. The Ministry of Environmental Protection published a list of so-called cancer villages on the mainland which included five in Jiangsu and three in Henan. They also mentioned at least one in Taiwan. It also confirmed ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ENVIRONMENT

    Up to lawmakers now to do their part to phase out old polluting vehicles

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:38am by Freda Fung

    ... shown that traffic pollution is linked to increased health risks. Particulate matter from diesel engines, in particular, can cause lung cancer, exacerbate asthma, and increase the risk ... cent higher risk of developing lung cancer, and those who do the job for 20 years could see their risk doubled. In Hong Kong, diesel commercial vehicles are a key culprit for worsening air ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Phone app to provide real-time pollution levels in the neighbourhood

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 06:40pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... specks of pollutants that can penetrate the lungs and cause cancer- of 10 microns or less. "Users can also check the data in the past 24 hours and the air-quality forecast, which ...

  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Montreal Protocol on industrial gases 'slowed global warming'

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 08:36pm by AFP

    ... these substances destroy ozone molecules in the stratosphere that filter out cancer-causing ultraviolet light. Some of the chemicals also happen to be major greenhouse gases, with a powerful ability ...




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