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  1. In Brief

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and reduce the impact of disasters. British oncologist gets Li ka-shing professorship The director of Cancer Research UK's Cambridge Research Institute, Bruce Ponder, will be the first holder ... Laboratory on the epidemiology of cancer, translational clinical research at Addenbrooke's Hospital, cellular and molecular studies at the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre and a range of research ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Toxins in locally caught fish may harm fetuses, scientists say

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were found capable of stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells. However, that did not suggest eating the fish could cause cancer in humans. Wong said there was a reasonable chance ... Cheung Chi-fai Pregnant women have been advised to eat less locally caught fish to cut the risk of exposure to cancer-linked chemicals that might also distort fetal sex formation. ...

  4. Villagers seize sewage plant as evidence in pollution row

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and locals were even able to send several elderly women to guard the front gate of the wastewater plant, which they claimed had poisoned drinking water and caused cancer. The women said ... in 1999. Villagers believed that these two wastewater plants, which are next to each other, were related to a cluster of cancer cases. In the past few years about 30 people were diagnosed ...

  5. At home to cancer

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Sanyuan, Hunan Li Sherong, a villager who lives along the Xiang River in Hunan province, says she is counting her remaining days after she was diagnosed with cancer nearly three years ago. She isn't the only member of her family haunted by the killer disease- her husband and two of his brothers died of cancer in the past few years. Her family's tragic ...

  6. Dioxin levels lower than in Europeans

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... pollutants that are created by processes such as the burning of waste and incineration. In the WHO study, samples of breast milk from 316 first-time mothers in Hong Kong were taken. Dioxins are found in fats, including those in breast milk. Researchers found that older mothers and those born in Guangdong had higher dioxin levels. Mothers aged 30 and older who had consumed more seafood were also ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing unveils blueprint to control health risks of toxic chemicals

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com For first time, policy blueprint links pollution to rising health threats in industrial areas Beijing admits 'cancer link to toxic chemicals' The central government has unveiled its first blueprint to control the environmental and health risks of toxic chemicals, and for the first time officially acknowledged the existence of "cancer ...

  8. Port cancer risk

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei More then half a million people living near the Kwai Ching container port are facing cancer risks from its fumes, according to Friends of the Earth. The air in Kwai Ching ... found air pollution from container ports was disastrous to the health of nearby residents. The report estimated that up to 2,900 people in every million would develop cancer if they lived near ...

  9. Three brothers living near sewage plant have cancer

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from the surrounding area to clash with police on Monday as they tried to prevent it from operating. The 39-year-old was diagnosed with liver cancer last December, almost a year after the huge sewage plant began discharging toxic waste into the air and water. Liu is the youngest of four brothers. One is dead, another is gravely ill with lung cancer, and the fourth- who lives kilometres ...

  10. Mine waste blamed for 400 cancer cases

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Waste water from a heavy metal mine has polluted a remote upper tributary of the Pearl River and is being blamed for more than 400 cases of cancer over 20 years ... market,' a village official was quoted as saying. 'More than 400 people have died of cancer since 1987. Many have 'stones' in the body or skin diseases.' The water that ran down ...




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