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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. Polluting factory's closest neighbours face grim future

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and sister-in-law - have been poisoned by the heavy metals cadmium and indium emitted by the factory. Doctors say his wife, Ye Xin , and his mother-in-law have excessive cadmium in their bodies but have ... only in late May, when 44-year-old Luo Bailin died from cadmium poisoning. Four more deaths followed. A survey of land within a 1.2 kilometre radius of the plant concluded crops could ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ CADMIUM

    Quiz: Cadmium in food

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Cadmium, a heavy metal that occurs naturally in the earth's crust, ranks high on the list of environmental toxins that pose considerable health threats. According to the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety, cadmium is ingested mainly through food. Plants, animals, fish and shellfish will absorb cadmium when grown in a contaminated ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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

    ... The contamination has been caused by the all-year-round accumulation of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture, the government said. Of key concern among scientists is cadmium, a carcinogenic metal ... and prominent problems with deserted industrial and mining land.” More than 80 per cent of the pollution is the result of inorganic toxins, with the top three contaminants identified as cadmium, nickel ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Cadmium dangers long known

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan This is not the first time people have been poisoned by cadmium. The problem was first documented in Japan's Toyama prefecture in the 1930s when people complained ... people died of cadmium poisoning and more than 1,000 others were made ill in Majiahe, Zhuzhou . Two years ago, nearly 100 workers at a plant in Wuxi , Jiangsu , making liquid crystal displays ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Initial results of 8-year soil pollution study not accurate enough, experts say

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by MANDY ZUO

    ... farmland, forest, grassland, unused land and land for construction. The study found that 83 per cent of the contaminated soil samples contained toxic inorganic pollutants, including cadmium, mercury, arsenic, chromium and lead. The content of cadmium- which, if ingested, can reduce mineral density in bone- found in soil has risen sharply over the past decades. It rose more than 50 per ...

  10. Cadmium spill sees plants given marching orders

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cadmium spill that has threatened the drinking water of millions of people for weeks. Liao Jincheng, director of Hechi's Development and Reform Commission, said all the companies should be moved to an industrial park far from the city, and those that refused to move would be closed this year. The cadmium spill was first detected in the Longjiang River on January 15 in Hechi ...




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