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  1. Cadmium claimants take case to former boss

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of Gold Peak's three factories in Guangdong found to have been poisoned last May by cadmium, a high-level cancer-causing agent. Thirty-seven women who said they were contaminated while ... accusations. It said only 11 workers on the mainland had been diagnosed with mild cadmium poisoning, while the other 400 had been classified as 'under observation', which meant they were ...

  2. Alert over cadmium in Pearl River estuary

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang The Pearl River estuary is heavily contaminated with toxic cadmium, says a Guangdong Provincial Oceanic and Fishery Administration report cited by local media. Administration ... quality of provincial maritime waters was average. The Guangzhou-based News Express reported that the Pearl River was mainly polluted by heavy metals, including cadmium, copper and arsenic, which ...

  3. Asian factories among the least safe, group says

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a factory worker from a southern Chinese province, is one victim of occupational hazards. She is struggling with kidney failure from cadmium poisoning after 14 years of working at a battery factory with poor safety standards. Cadmium, an extremely toxic metal, is commonly found at industrial workplaces. Because the maximum safe limit for exposure to cadmium is low, overexposure may occur even ...

  4. Villagers besiege police over arrests in poison death protest

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the worst-hit villages, said the Xianghe Chemical Plant was just metres from houses and farmland. 'We have suffered cadmium and indium poisoning for the last six years,' he said. Cadmium and indium are heavy metals. Cadmium is a chemical element used in battery production, and indium is a key metal used in the production of liquid crystal displays. They can cause digestive system ...

  5. Toxic chemical found in workers

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... admitted to hospital after testing positive for high levels of cadmium, a toxic chemical. Scores are still being treated a month later. About 20 were in a more serious condition and admitted ... executive. He is also the chairman of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks. Chronic exposure to cadmium, which is a major element in nickel-cadmium batteries, can cause lung cancer and kidney ...

  6. Shenzhen workers sue HK battery company

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... excessive cadmium concentrations were found in their bodies. Cadmium is a cancer-causing heavy metal used in battery manufacturing. The workers accused the management of not telling them ... had cadmium levels three times higher than the Ministry of Health's safety standards. Her three-year-old daughter, who lived with her in a dormitory, also had excessive concentrations ...

  7. Metal spill weighs on city's success

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The massive cadmium spill has again highlighted the mainland's widespread metal poisoning troubles and put the pollution problems caused by the rise ... tonnes of life-threatening cadmium into the Longjiang, a tributary of the Pearl River, by two smelters in the city of Hechi. Hechi, in northwestern Guangxi, is famed for its economic rise ...

  8. Failure to find cause of toxic spill

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Environmental authorities in Guangxi have not pinned down the source of a carcinogenic cadmium spill into two rivers a fortnight ago that has threatened ... cent of the cadmium in the Long River in Yizhou, where the spill occurred, was being neutralised with tonnes of chemical powder. 'The remaining 20 per cent of the pollutants ...

  9. Hunan villagers, hit by deadly seepage, vow to protest again

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... detained for demonstrating against cadmium and indium pollution from the nearby Xianghe Chemical plant. Last month the local government started paying daily compensation of 12 yuan (HK$13.60) ... a larger siege on August 4.' Officials said more than 500 people had suffered from cadmium and indium poisoning- which can kill by causing digestive system failure and other health problems. ...

  10. Toxic villages look to Hunan for lessons

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... local administrations and from the effects of pollution. The cadmium poisoning that killed at least five people and poisoned hundreds more in Shuangqiao village, Zhentou town in Liuyang, has ... of villagers had also been poisoned with cadmium and they had been trying for 10 years to get the local government to do something about it. 'Apart from learning their strategy, what we want ...




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