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    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
  2. Cadmium pollution leads to protests, arrests, factory closure

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Three officials in Liuyang city, Hunan province were prosecuted last week after being found to be responsible for cadmium pollution that killed at least five people and poisoned more than 500. The source of the pollution is a factory that claimed to be producing animal-feed products but in 2004 began refining indium, a malleable metal used in flat-screen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689554/cadmium-pollution-leads-protests-arrests-factory-closure
  3. Vegetables 'safe' despite cadmium content

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and supermarkets. The Baptist University's organic resource centre found levels of cadmium above Hong Kong's standard of 0.1mg per kg in 22 of 202 samples tested. Other heavy metals including ... the results reflected increasing pollution on the mainland, which provides 90 per cent of Hong Kong's vegetables. The levels of cadmium ranged up to 0.179mg per kg, above Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536724/vegetables-safe-despite-cadmium-content
  4. 'Nothing new' about cadmium in Hunan water

    Posted Jan 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Cadmium pollution existed in Hunan province long before last week's spill, said three representatives of the Xiangtan city People's Congress. The lawmakers, Wang Guoxiang, Wang Xiulian and Wang Xiaoren, made the claim to the China Youth Daily after last Wednesday's accident in which smelting factories released cadmium-contaminated water into the Xiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532328
  5. In a grim irony, cleanup spills cadmium into Yangtze tributary

    Posted Jan 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be threatened. Smelting factories released water contaminated with industrial cadmium into the Xiang River during a silt-cleaning project in Xiawan Port, Zhuzhou, last Wednesday, media reported ... was stopped and 20 tonnes of lime put into the water to dissolve the cadmium. Water was also released from a nearby dam in order to dilute the toxic spill. The river supplies tap water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532121
  6. In a grim irony, cleanup spills cadmium into Yangtze tributary

    Posted Jan 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Because water of the two lakes which were already heavily polluted by the smelter and nearby factories had a high cadmium content, the waste water diverted became heavily contaminated and the cadmium level exceeded national safety limits. A Hunan Environmental Protection Bureau official was quoted by Xinhua saying the whole operation was carried out without proper official approval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532124
  7. Cadmium crusader

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Activist Au Loong-yu shows batteries made by Corun Hi-tech, a contractor of Gold Peak Industries which is at the centre of a cadmium poisoning row. Mr Au, a Gold Peak Industries shareholder, was yesterday thrown out of the company's AGM for trying to pose a question on cadmium poisoning. Gold Peak used to produce GP Batteries at its factory in Huizhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545646/cadmium-crusader
  8. Smelting officials punished for Beijiang cadmium leak

    Posted Jan 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Ten officials from a Guangdong smelting plant have been punished over their mishandling of a cadmium leak in the Beijiang last month. The officials, from Shaoguan Smelter ... with cadmium into the Beijiang, or North River, due to mishandling during regular maintenance on December 15. Factory head Zhang Weijian, was given a severe warning by the party and an administrative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/534456
  9. Cadmium sales stopped to avert more toxic spills

    Posted Dec 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Qingyuan The central government has asked several neighbouring provinces to stop supplying cadmium to factories in Guangdong in a bid to prevent a repeat of last ... the discharge into the river, which supplies drinking water to millions of people. The State Bureau of Environmental Protection has asked Guangxi, Yunnan and Hunan to stop sending cadmium material ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/530334/cadmium-sales-stopped-avert-more-toxic-spills
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by AGENCIES

    ... greater concentrations of residual pesticides and the toxic metal cadmium. "This shows clearly that organically grown fruits, vegetables and grains deliver tangible nutrition and food safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556645/short-science-july-20-2014

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