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  1. Gold stocks advance as bullion prices soar

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Gold stocks gained yesterday after bullion prices rose to just below the US$1,000 an ounce level, with analysts saying breaching it is just a matter of time given that central banks are building up stocks of the precious metal and the US dollar is ...

  2. Cookware maker and CCTV locked in war of words

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Supor, one of the major cookware brands on the mainland, is engaged in a war of words with China Central Television over a report that its low-end cooking utensils contain four times more manganese than allowed by national stan ...

  3. Coconut water

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang healthpost@scmp.com O.N.E. Coconut Water HK$24 for 330ml, Nature's Village Made with young, green coconuts from the Philippines, this drink packs 60 calories per packet and 'super-hydrating electrolytes'- 670mg of potassium, 6 ...

  4. Study finds high levels of metals in shellfish

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heavy metal levels in three species of shellfish commonly available in local restaurants exceed the legal limit by up to 15 times, a City University study has found. Cadmium, a heavy metal used in producing batteries, was found in all eight types of shell ...

  5. Food samples contain chemicals, heavy metals

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam 43 of more than 11,000 products tested have illegal content Fish and vegetables from several popular supermarkets contained excessive levels of dangerous chemicals and metals, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. A sample of Chinese flowering cabbage sold at a Wellcome in Ma On Shan contained 0.26 parts per million of the heavy metal cadmium- more than double ...

  6. Health ornaments don't live up to promoters' claims

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... to manufacturers' claims, and in some cases can pose a health threat. Coming in the form of bracelets, necklaces and pendants, the ornaments are promoted as having special chemical elements or energy that soothe pain, improve blood circulation and relax stressed muscles. But test reports show the claimed substances can go missing. In one case, an ornament was supposed to contain the chemical ...

  7. All that evolution, just to work in a bank...

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Alanson

    ... of chemicals. I know this probably not a standard mid-life crisis, but let me see if I can explain why it is significant. My body, my brain, my feet my eyes, and everything else that is me, is made up of water, proteins, fats, carbohydrates and other bits and pieces. All of this stuff is essentially composed of just three chemical elements: hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. That's what I am, ...

  8. Fears rise over heavy metals in mainland rice

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

    ... Academy of Geological Sciences, said soil pollution had expanded geographically as heavily polluting industries, such as chemical plants, moved inland from coastal regions. Once contaminated, ... the Anhui Institute of Chemical Industry. Heavy absorption of this metal component could lead to bone pain and weak bones, medical experts said. The disease caused by excessive cadmium ...

  9. Officials suspended over Hunan poison villages

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the next day. At yesterday's meeting the village representatives demanded free medical treatment, the relocation of people living within 500 metres of the now-closed Xianghe Chemical plant ...

  10. Provincial subsidies for metal stockpiling seen as risky bet

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Offers of subsidies by provincial governments for mainland smelters to stockpile metals pose a risk for the companies, but the impact on prices is expected to be minimal, industry observers say. 'It is risky for enterprises to buy metals f ...




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