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  1. News - Hong Kong - COSMETICS

    Shiseido sunscreen back on sale after heavy metal scare

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... by a heavy metal contamination scare. In its statement yesterday, Shiseido insisted it did not use cadmium in any of its products. It stressed the heavy metal mainland authorities had found in its sunscreen was "extremely minimal" and would not pose any threat to users. Shiseido said cadmium existed naturally in soil, water and air. Mainland media reports said cadmium had been found ...

  2. News - China

    Cadmium poisoning from Hunan factory kills 26 villagers

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 02:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing At least 26 villagers have died from cadmium poisoning and hundreds more fallen ill since 2009 near a disused factory in central China, local media said on Wednesday, underscoring the country’s mounting pollution challenge. Soil samples from Shuangqiao in Hunan province contained 300 times authorised cadmium levels and excess amounts were found in 500 ...

  3. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Guangzhou reveals details on cadmium tainting as public pressure mounts

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Origin, brands of rice in Guangzhou tainted by the heavy metal are not revealed Details on cadmium incident still scant Guangzhou's food-safety authorities have revealed some details about the sale of rice and rice noodles contaminated with cadmium, a heavy metal, in the face of enormous public pressure. And having initially withheld ...

  4. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    High cadmium levels found in Guangzhou rice

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com High cadmium levels found in rice Nearly half the rice and rice products on sale in Guangzhou contain too much cadmium, a toxin and carcinogen that can ... markets between January and March, and found eight had cadmium levels higher than specified in national food safety standards, the administration's website said on Thursday. The inspectors ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    The rice brands that can damage your health

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:46am by Phila Siu

    ... chemical element cadmium, the Consumer Council revealed yesterday. "If you consume this rice on a long-term basis, it can affect your kidneys and bladder," warned Professor Ron Hui Shu-yuen, a member of the Consumer Council's publicity and community relations committee. The council said cadmium, a metal, is most dangerous when inhaled. When consumed in food, the risks ...

  6. News - China

    Dangerous chemicals found in south China river

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 08:15pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... A river in southern China that is used as a drinking source has been found to be polluted with excessive amounts of the dangerous chemicals thallium and cadmium. The official Xinhua News ... that the Fengkai county government has warned the local water plant and residents against using the water or eating anything from the river. Cadmium is considered an environmental hazard, and thallium ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China says more than 3m hectares of land too polluted to farm

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 02:00pm by Reuters

    ... was determined to prevent toxic metals entering the food chain. “In the past there have been news reports about cadmium-contaminated rice- these kinds of problems have already been strictly prohibited,” he said. This year, inspectors found dangerous levels of cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou. The rice was grown in Henan, a major heavy metal-producing region. China’s ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 11, 2013

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... On Shan   Rice from mainland is safe to eat Press reports last month commented on high levels of cadmium being found in rice on sale in Guangzhou. Some reports were misleading, suggesting that there was a cancer risk connected to the findings. One of the best-known cadmium pollution accidents happened in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Women and children consumed polluted rice containing cadmium ...

  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Pearl River Delta vegetables contain excessive amounts of arsenic, other poisons

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing, Amy Nip

    ... Li Jing and Amy Nip Agriculture official says one-fifth of Pearl River Delta's vegetables contain poisons like arsenic, cadmium, copper and mercury Heavy metals blight vegetables Even as worries over last month's cadmium-tainted rice revelations still linger, Guangdong residents were confronted by new concerns that as much as one-fifth of the Pearl River Delta's ...

  10. Comment - Blogs - FOOD SAFETY

    Is rice the new 'milk powder' for Hong Kong/China cross-border tensions?

    Posted May 21st 2013, 01:47pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Buy too much rice in Hong Kong and 'you could end up in jail', Chinese media warn tourists in wake of Guangzhou cadmium scandal Mainland traders ... export limit on milk powder. Fears about rice becoming the next scarce resource began spreading on the mainland after cadmium was found in half of the rice products in Guangzhou last week.  ...




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