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  1. Watchdog finds toxin in peanuts

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... products containing peanuts, out of which 23- including kernels, candies, peanut butter and a biscuit- tested positive for cadmium, a metal that causes deterioration of kidney function. Two of the peanut kernel samples- Best Buy Tien Fu Peanuts and Wholesome Choice Peanuts- contained amounts of cadmium that slightly exceeded the mainland's standard. The council used the mainland ...

  2. Factory boss in standoff with rights protesters

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... was protesting over the company's allegedly inadequate protection for workers at its battery plant in Huizhou, many of whom were suffering from the effects of high cadmium levels. Mr Lo received ... admitted to hospital with high levels of cadmium. Twenty were found to be in a serious condition. Globalisation Monitor editor Poon Man-hon demanded the firm hire independent doctors to examine its ...

  3. Protest over 'poisoning' of battery workers

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... poisoned by cadmium at two factories. The co-ordinator of the protest, Globalisation Monitor editor Poon Man-hon, said he feared a large increase in the number of poisoned workers, which now stood ... they have fully convalesced,' Mr Poon said. The company held a news conference yesterday evening, denying any of its workers had suffered cadmium poisoning as defined by the state's ...

  4. Toxic fears near HK water supply source

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of heavy metals were found near a Huizhou factory and close to the source of Hong Kong's water supplies. Greenpeace found the level of cadmium, a heavy metal used in the production of batteries, to be 19 times higher than the Hong Kong standard in samples taken from an open drain outside the factory in mid-July. It also discovered excess levels of cadmium, cobalt, nickel and zinc ...

  5. Tests confirm fears of Zijin mine neighbours

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... levels of heavy metals in the soil and water in villages near Zijin Mountain. A high concentration of cadmium- extremely toxic even in tiny amounts- was found in five out of six samples ... shortly after the spills occurred. The cadmium level in one of two soil samples exceeded the national environmental watchdog's safety standard by nearly 30 per cent, according ...

  6. Vegetables fail global metal test but given green light on HK index

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for cadmium. Only one mainland-imported sample exceeded the Hong Kong standard of 0.1mg/kg- by 2.4 times. Wong said the average heavy metal content in vegetables was acceptable and it would pose little ...

  7. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... of drinking water are contaminated with heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and arsenic from industrial discharges. Unicef reports that China is one of the countries in the world most seriously ...

  8. Villagers fear poisoned pigs headed for sale

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

    ... the designated contamination zone, four pigs were tested and killed last month after they were found to contain a high concentration of cadmium. However, the villagers were shocked when they saw their 18 ...

  9. Zhejiang villagers become the latest victims of lead poisoning

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... toxic metal pollution scandals on the mainland in recent years, at least 10 villagers have died of cadmium and indium poisoning caused by pollution from a chemical factory in Zhentou, Hunan, ...

  10. Millions of hectares of farmland and 12m tonnes of grain contaminated

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in China was contaminated with toxic metals such as cancer-causing cadmium, the Beijing-based Century Weekly Magazine said last week. Citing researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China ...




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