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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 ...

  2. Building stormed by angry villagers

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a smelter in Shaoguan pushed up the level of cadmium, a heavy metal, to 10 times the acceptable limit. Thirty-four people suffered stomach pain and vomited after drinking water from the river. ... the cadmium to sink to the bottom instead of flowing downstream. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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