• Friday
  • November 28, 2014
  • Last updated: 8:53am
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by


Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 886 for building

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. More legionnaires' deaths spark concern

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Centre for Health Protection vowed to find the cause after the number of legionnaires' disease infections and deaths hit a new high this year. Twenty-six cases have been reported this year. This is a sharp increase from 13 cases in th ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Dishing the dirt on cleaning products

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a colourless gas with a strong odour, is widely used in manufacturing- car components, crease-resistant fabrics and furniture- because it is a building block for chemical compounds such as polymers. ... ventilation is the best way to reduce exposure to VOCs,' Lai says. Opening doors and windows and using exhaust fans can also help reduce VOC levels faster. In buildings that have been newly ...

  4. 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, ... if a building contained asbestos. "It's important information to convey. We usually disclose it, if we know about it," said Chris Liem, owner of property firm Engel and Volkers. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Building the body

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are called non-essential or dispensable amino acids. Why we need protein Protein is the building material for muscles, bones, skin, organs and other tissues in the body. If these tissues are injured ...

  8. Scientist uses smart building blocks

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eberhard Schoneburg In 2009, Dr Stephen Wolfram, the enfant terrible of contemporary science, released a breathtaking computer program that creates a completely new way to handle and query complex human knowledge. Even though his program is still in its i ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 12th case of legionnaires' disease confirmed The Centre for Health Protection yesterday confirmed the 12th case of legionnaires' disease this year. An 84-year-old man from Kwai Chung was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday complaini ...

  10. China hopes to build an advantage in cell studies

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam China is making some large investments in stem-cell research and medicine. Without the shackles of ethical qualms or government regulations, leaders see stem-cell research as an area in which the country's biotechnology industry might outpa ...




SCMP.com Account