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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689316/toxic-villages-look-hunan-lessons
  2. Mine waste blamed for 400 cancer cases

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a report by the Yangcheng Evening News. Carcinogenic heavy metals in the waste - including cadmium, arsenic and lead - would be washed into the Hengshi River whenever it rained and poison crops ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658848/mine-waste-blamed-400-cancer-cases
  3. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Fears of tainted rice turn delta shoppers to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... shoppers to HK Two weeks after learning nearly half the rice they buy from local markets may contain excessive levels of cadmium, a carcinogenic heavy metal, residents of the Pearl River Delta ... Kong. In February, the Guangzhou-based Nanfang Daily reported that more than 10,000 tonnes of cadmium-tainted rice from suppliers in Hunan were believed to have entered the Guangdong market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1256026/fears-tainted-rice-turn-delta-shoppers-hong-kong
  4. Poison back with rain, say villagers

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the south. At least 10 villagers died of cadmium and indium poisoning from the chemical factory when it was operating, prompting thousands of residents to take to the streets in protest at least ... scrap and liquid waste, despite protests from the villagers. 'I once worked for the factory. I know the scrap is full of zinc, arsenic and cadmium,' Li Songlin, a Shuangqiao villager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718167/poison-back-rain-say-villagers
  5. liberal studies

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... when the verb has an active meaning. Below is an example from the passage. Containing poisonous heavy metals like lead, cadmium and mercury, many old TV sets discarded by wealthy cities end up ... like lead, cadmium and mercury.) Combine the following sentences as shown in the example. E.g The children is observing how their teacher conducts the experiment. The children are amazed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622019/liberal-studies
  6. Metal poisoning part of everyday life along Xiang River

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... life. High concentrations of life-threatening cadmium were not only found in the residents of Zhentou town, which is under the jurisdiction of Liuyang, but also in their crops and drinking water. Cadmium is just one of the toxic heavy metals that have contaminated the river, which is a lifeline for tens of millions of Hunan natives. The Xiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689054/metal-poisoning-part-everyday-life-along-xiang-river
  7. Fears rise over heavy metals in mainland rice

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent of the samples from various provinces contained excessive amounts of cadmium, a heavy metal that can cause bone problems if too much is consumed. And this affects Hong Kong consumers, ... rice samples bought from markets in six regions in 2007. They found 10 per cent of them contained higher levels of cadmium than the national standard. They conducted similar tests the next year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738266/fears-rise-over-heavy-metals-mainland-rice
  8. Call for regulatory control of heavy metals in batteries

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... more than 0.0005 per cent of mercury by weight and 0.002 per cent of cadmium by weight are banned from sale in the EU. Four zinc-carbon batteries tested by the council contained more cadmium ... Jian battery, priced at HK$2 for four. Its mercury content was seven times the EU limit and cadmium four times. Tests found electrolytes could leak from the Xiong Jian model and a zinc-carbon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727659/call-regulatory-control-heavy-metals-batteries
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Using lipstick too much may be bad for you

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... at least a trace of lead but a new study has found that a wide range of brands contain as many as eight other metals, from cadmium to aluminium. Now experts are raising questions about what happens ... Hammond's new study, published in May in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, found traces of cadmium, cobalt, aluminium, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper and nickel in 24 lip glosses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1298151/us-warning-over-potential-dangers-toxic-metals-lip-gloss-and-lipsticks
  10. Health bites

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in humans too, says Cortes-Rojo. Cadmium linked to breast cancer Prolonged exposure to a heavy metal commonly found in cosmetics, food, water and air particles has been shown to cause breast cancer to advance more aggressively. Cadmium exposure- even at a low level- can act as an endocrine disruptor and mimic oestrogen, causing abnormal growth of mammary gland cells that result in breast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999042/health-bites

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