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  1. The misery of life in cancer county

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... It is a respite any farmer would love. But not Ms Kong. For her, it is a curse... because she is dying from cancer. Inside the frail woman's stomach, a large tumour has been growing uncontrollably ... in the lowlands of Henan. In the surrounding villages of Shenqiu county, cancer has already claimed the lives of thousands and pushed hundreds to the brink of death. In Ms Kong's village alone, ...

  2. Mainland must tackle its mountain of rubbish

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... degradation on a mammoth scale. They worry, rightly or wrongly, that the emissions from incinerators will cause cancer and other diseases. Modern incinerators are a part of waste disposal in many ... waste treatment requires high up-front investment and operational costs. But Beijing has not put this high on its list of social priorities. This needs to change. One way to accelerate ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... charging for waste. This will encourage citizens to reduce generation of waste at source and that will reduce the pressure on waste treatment. We all need to try our best to reduce unnecessary ...

  4. Port cancer risk

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei More then half a million people living near the Kwai Ching container port are facing cancer risks from its fumes, according to Friends of the Earth. The air in Kwai Ching ... found air pollution from container ports was disastrous to the health of nearby residents. The report estimated that up to 2,900 people in every million would develop cancer if they lived near ...

  5. Elite treatment

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for those who 'enjoy the finer things in life and view spa treatments as a necessary relaxation and not just a luxury', says Agnes Tan, director of communications for Angsana Resorts & ... and post-modern elements in its packaging, from therapies to design. Rich materials and colours create an environment that is both opulent and relaxing. There are 12 treatment rooms based on the elements, ...

  6. Vessels 'raising risk of cancer'

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... to Health Department officials, substantially elevate the risk of cancer and respiratory illness. Mr Long, a former shipping executive and head of US-based environmental organisation Bluewater ... by the shipping fleet in Hong Kong harbour,' he said. 'Those emissions are leading sources of asthma and other respiratory disease, as well as cancer. 'Unfortunately, Hong Kong has the same ...

  7. Villa residents to fight incinerator project

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... named after a village north of Beijing, will bring enormous health risks including cancer-causing dioxin to hundreds of thousands of people. Household waste treatment has become an increasingly ... evidence that accumulated dioxins could cause cancer and other health problems. Incinerators also produce high concentrations of heavy metals like lead, arsenic and cadmium, which pollute ...

  8. High social cost of buying cheap clothes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Lisa Genasci

    ... pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment. In a report released late last year, Greenpeace detailed testing in two textile towns in Guangdong province: Xintang, the 'jeans capital ... and almost 100,000 deaths annually, the World Health Organisation has said. Meanwhile, cancer rates among villagers who live along polluted waterways are much higher than the national average. ...

  9. Life and death in the toxic shadow of progress

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... delicacies. But for him, it is no longer a blessing to live in the suburbs of Wuxi, one of the most affluent cities in Jiangsu. He was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago. And the cause, he ... wrong, but we did not know they could have disastrous consequences for us until we began to see an outbreak of cancer in the villages near the factory, including my own,' said Wang. ...

  10. Eat less meat, more vegetables

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

    ... offers some health benefits, it also contains cancer-causing chemicals that increase the risk of early death. We should eat wisely and not too much. Eating too much meat not only harms us, ... But there is increasing evidence that red meat may not be the wisest food choice for so many reasons, as you have outlined. Some people argue that meat can't be responsible for cancer- they cite groups ...




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