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  1. Cartoon treatment

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... the use of cancer drugs that carry severe side-effects. He noted that cancer patients in Japan are often not told they have the disease. Many readers have responded to the ongoing cancer episode. They share anger and frustration over the arbitrary way cancer patients and their families are treated by doctors, and over the lack of informed consent. That is, however, only one of the reasons why ...

  2. Paper plant's toxic gush threatens millions

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about 3km of waterway red, killed dozens of hectares of crops and left villages near the plant in Lipu county, Guilin, plagued by cancer, according to the report, submitted to the regional ... drunk coloured, filthy well water for years and pass out frequently whenever the plant's black smoke hits their communities. They are dying from cancer and respiratory illnesses, ...

  3. Experts to probe toxic dumping

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that to cut corners, two workers from a transport operator decided to dump 5,222 tonnes, or 140 truckloads, of chromium dregs on the hillside. The dregs were supposed to be delivered to a treatment ... treated. He said the authorities would compensate local residents for their losses and punish the officials in charge. Medical experts say the intake of chromium may increase lung cancer risk ...

  4. Protesters fail to block toxic cargo

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as scheduled after a failed attempt by local politicians and residents to block it. The transport fleet got through after five protesters who sat on the treatment plant access road were removed by police. It is the first time sediment containing dioxin is being disposed of by high-temperature burning at the Tsing Yi Chemical Waste Treatment Centre. The process will be monitored ...

  5. Ambulance breakdown delays treatment

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A woman with heart pain received emergency treatment nine minutes late after an ambulance broke down on its way to Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday, the Fire Services Department said. The vehicle, which was 10 years old and had a maintenance check this month, broke down near 66 Waterloo Road at 2.05pm. A replacement vehicle picked up the patient at 2.14pm. ...

  6. Cadmium spill sees plants given marching orders

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 3.5 million residents. Cadmium is used in batteries and can cause kidney problems and cancer. The spill has killed fish and triggered panic-buying of bottled water. Authorities have deployed the army to dump bags of chemical neutraliser into treatment tanks at a hydropower station near Liuzhou to stop the toxic slick. As of Saturday, the cadmium concentration at the station had dropped ...

  7. City Digest

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hopeful Leung Chun-ying said after chatting with Suen that he was responding quickly to treatment. Leung said he would wait until after Suen's recovery before discussing his work. Payout ... implants manufactured by now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese, reported to have caused ruptures and suspected related cases of cancer in Europe, have been imported to Hong Kong. Plastic ...

  8. Focus on waste-water treatment

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the national sewage treatment rate was only 56.67 per cent in cities and 13.63 per cent in counties last year. In the ministry's five-year plan, no less than 70 per cent of urban waste water would be treated and the daily treatment capacity would be increased by 45 million tonnes by 2010. The target is part of a ministry strategy to conserve water and protect the environment in line ...

  9. Water quality low in central Guangzhou, even after treatment

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Almost 3 million residents of Guangzhou's city centre are drinking water from such polluted sources that even after treatment the quality is low. This was disclosed in a study that showed five of the provincial capital's eight plants are treating water contaminated by heavy metals, chemicals and other pollutants. South China Agriculture ...

  10. KFC apologises after banned cancer dye found in products

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Kentucky Fried Chicken has offered a public apology on the mainland after two of its products were found contaminated with the cancer-causing Sudan 1 dye. The company also pledged to investigate the contamination and trace the supplier responsible for it. The public apology comes just a day after the discovery. Jamieson Wang Qun, senior public relations director ...




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