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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1177248/shiseido-sunscreen-back-sale-after-heavy-metal-scare
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1293318/cadmium-poisoning-hunan-factory-kills-26-villagers
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240866/guangzhou-reveals-details-cadmium-tainting-public-pressure-mounts
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240198/guangzhou-food-safety-authorities-find-high-levels-cadmium-rice
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1382611/rice-brands-can-damage-your-health
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must impose checks on its pre-cooked meat imports

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:25pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of avian influenza, a disease linked to poor sanitary conditions in poultry markets. Last year, officials found high levels of cadmium, which has been linked to organ failure and cancer, in rice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1563480/hong-kong-must-impose-checks-its-pre-cooked-meat-imports
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1276794/dangerous-chemicals-found-south-china-river
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Wal-Mart boosts China food safety budget threefold to 300m yuan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:44am by Reuters

    ... in a country that has faced everything from melamine-tainted milk and cadmium-tainted rice to recycled "gutter oil" used for cooking. Wal-Mart's reputation for food safety in China came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535237/wal-mart-boosts-china-food-safety-budget-threefold-300m-yuan
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1490062/initial-results-8-year-soil-pollution-study-not-accurate-enough-experts

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