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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Asbestos inspection sparks health concerns among building residents

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... after a building contractor handed out flyers saying it was inspecting it for asbestos, a cancer-causing substance. People who have been living at 111 Mount Butler Road, Jardine's Lookout, for years say they have not been told of the extent of the problem, and fear a lack of information about asbestos is a chronic problem across the city. "There was an inspection around five ...

  2. Asbestos found in 1,100 old buildings

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Development Bureau says it has found 1,100 old buildings containing asbestos during Operation Building Bright, a HK$2.5 billion publicly funded maintenance programme. Asbestos is a toxic material banned in construction in 1996. Officials who inspected sites found no contractors had violated regulations during removal of asbestos, which can cause lung cancer. ...

  3. Deadly levels of killer bug found in 15 buildings

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Dangerous levels of legionnaires' disease were found in more than three per cent of the buildings inspected in the last eight months, according ... collected another 31 water samples from the complex yesterday, including three from the chief executive's office. The results are expected in a few days. Fifteen of the 464 buildings inspected ...

  4. Buildings probe to focus on access for disabled and elderly

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Equal Opportunities Commission plans to launch an investigation next year into the building-access problems faced by the disabled and elderly. Residential areas, commercial buildings and public transport would be inspected to identify accessibility black spots, commission spokeswoman Mariana Law Po-chu said. Ms Law said the group would also review complaints received ...

  5. Cough syrup abuse targeted in inspections

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Illegal sales of cough syrup by dispensaries- mostly to young drug abusers- are declining following increased inspections, the Department of Health says. There are between 50 ... the department has stepped up inspections targeting the sale of cough syrup. The department increased the number of operations to spot check the selling of cough syrup from 400 in 2002, to 1,600 in 2006, ...

  6. 25 manufacturing plants to undergo inspection

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Martin Wong Twenty-five drug plants in the city would be inspected and the government would consider reviewing the regulatory system to ensure safety amid the drug-contamination scare, a health official said yesterday. All drug makers with Department of Health 'good manufacturing practice' (GMP) accreditation would be inspected to check their ability ...

  7. Privacy chief to inspect hospital data systems

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Loretta Fong, Martin Wong, Colleen Lee and Ella Lee Watchdog acts after new blunder The Privacy Commissioner is to take the unprecedented step of inspecting the personal data systems ... a laboratory technician at Prince of Wales Hospital lost a USB flash drive that possibly contained data on about 10,000 patients. Inspections could be carried out within 14 days, after hospitals ...

  8. Pre-packed food faces inspections

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Products from the mainland may be part of regular tests Pre-packaged food imported from the mainland may be included in the regular inspections by the Food and Environmental ... and Environmental Hygiene Department, also warned that the government might increase the penalty for selling unsafe food. The department inspects and tests about 53,000 food samples a year with around 0.3 ...

  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Rising from adversity: Timing was crucial in building Sandeep Sekhri's empire

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... "We lost about 80 per cent of business in Kowloon and 50 to 60 per cent in Central overnight," Sekhri recalls. "We kept our fingers crossed in the hopes that no one in the building ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sick buildings at University of Hong Kong need safety check

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial HKU buildings need safety look The University of Hong Kong has a duty to provide a healthy work and study environment for its staff and students. It is expected to conduct ... raised after legionella bacteria were found in some new buildings. The indoor air quality is also said to be poor, with high levels of a cancer-causing substance. Some staff are said to have ...




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