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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong villagers' fury at children's lead poisoning

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at children's lead poisoning Local authorities in a remote town in northern Guangdong are being accused of covering up the severity of pollution in the area. Residents reject the official tally of only 18 severe cases of lead poisoning and say hundreds of children are suffering. In May, word spread online that many children in Xingzi township, Lianzhou, had tested positive for lead ...

  2. 500 children latest victims of pollution

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and its unsettling human toll. Environmentalists warn that the recent revelation by mainland media- which reported that more than 500 children are suffering from lead poisoning in Guangxi, ... Guangxi, has been hit by another heavy-metal pollution scandal just weeks after one of the country's worst cadmium spills. At least 103 children, from one month to 15 years old, in Nandan ...

  3. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... in urban areas. Given that the mainland's progress on environmental issues has not been as sustained as its growth, the effect of environmental pollution is worrying, particularly on children ... affected by arsenic contamination. Several studies carried out on the effects of drinking arsenic-contaminated water show serious effects on children's intellectual development. Toxic ...

  4. Air is harming our children, parents say

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Nine out of 10 parents think the city's air quality is harmful to their children's health, a survey has found. It also found that 84 per cent of parents ... was particularly dangerous to children, whose lungs, metabolic and immune systems were still developing, the group's campaign manager Kwong Sum-yin said. The survey was released a day after ...

  5. Protect your children from air pollution

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Fionnuala Carolan

    ... sensitive to filthy air. 'When children develop bad health they often carry it with them to later life. Breathing dirty air has long-term effects and the longer the exposure, the more severe ... the effect of the pollutants on young children. 'Nobody should be smoking in a home where a child lives, not even on a balcony. A neighbour's smoke can even affect a child. Even if you ...

  6. Battery plant blamed for poisoning children to shut down

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A battery factory in Qingyuan, Guangdong, must shut down after dozens of children- mostly of migrant workers- were made ill by lead poisoning. The government-run Nanfang Daily ... metres from the flats where the affected children live. The health scare emerged on Friday, when media reported that at least 44 children from about 50 migrant-worker families living there were ...

  7. Parents fear exotic fish in park could hurt children

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A carnivorous catfish that can grow to more than a metre long and weigh up to 70kg has been found in a pond in a Chai Wan park, three months after it was cleared of another exotic species that can grow up to three metres. The discovery of the 60cm freshwater fish sparked concerns among parents who feared it might hurt their children because part of the pond ...

  8. Lead poisons third of children in Yunnan

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai About 30 per cent of children under 14 in Yunnan are suffering from some degree of lead poisoning, an official survey has found. The survey was conducted by Yunnan's Children Lead Prevention and Cure Office, the only official institute of its kind on the mainland. Office director Liu Dakun said yesterday that the centre had checked more than 10,000 children ...

  9. Smell of dead snakes puts children in hospital

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Dead snakes seized by customs were the source of a noxious smell that sent 21 primary students to hospital in Sheung Shui yesterday. The children at Fung Kai Innovative School began to complain of an odour at 9am and were sent to North District Hospital for treatment. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the smell was caused by several hundred ...

  10. Children urge tough stand on environment

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee and Agnes Lam Children want tougher policies to protect the environment and create a better future, a survey shows. Smoking should be banned in all public areas, said 90.1 per cent of the 1,757 pupils from Primary Three to Form Two when asked their views on environmental policies. 'Children still have to breathe in second-hand smoke when walking in the street ...




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