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  1. Anhui children fall ill with lead poisoning

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Laura Zhou Another toxic metal pollution scandal has erupted on the mainland, this time in Anhui province, with at least 24 children, aged between nine months and 16 years, being admitted to hospital for lead poisoning. They were among more than 200 children in Gaohe town, Huaining county, who were found with excessive concentrations of lead ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. A clear message from the children

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Environmental and public health concerns topped the issues that children, aged between eight and 17, want the new chief executive to address. These include the problems of air pollution, the reclamation ... became chief executive, the children knew he would land the top post. Captions calling on the government to halt reclamation work and water pollution accompanied photographs of reclamation ...

  5. letters

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We need to go beyond Earth Hour Earth Hour, a global WWF event that raises awareness of the need to take action on climate change, was held successfully last Saturday. A record 3,200 buildings and organisations- and 320 schools- took part this year, turni ...

  6. Lions feed on passion

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... on the motion: 'Hong Kong is protecting children's rights.' The debate took place on Tuesday at Buddhist Tai Hung College. The contest, jointly organised by the Native English Speaking ... about the [topic] and were able to make me care about it as well.' Both schools focused on children's education and medical benefits and the city's environment. Lions College ...

  7. Child killers in our midst

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng Parents have long feared that the dirty air, water and chemical-laden urban environments where we raise our children are harming their health. Finally, someone has put those concerns into numbers and pictures, as an atlas of children's health and the environment. Inheriting the World was written by three environmental health scientists, one of whom, Richard ...

  8. Rage at Shaanxi poisoning rises as more young fall sick

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Fengxiang The pollution scandal in Shaanxi's Fengxiang county deepened yesterday, as hundreds more children near a smelter were found to be suffering from lead poisoning. The county government said at least 236 out of 285 children under the age of 14 in Gaozuitou village tested positive for poisoning by the heavy metal. It came after unusually high lead ...

  9. letters

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Let youngsters develop better EQ A recent article highlighted the case of children and students in Hong Kong with low 'emotional intelligence'. These youngsters are vulnerable ... students grow up in a wealthy environment and can easily get everything they want. Yet even as parents shower their children with gifts, they often spend far too little time with them ...

  10. letters

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expectations, parents may lose their temper and hit them. But I don't think corporal punishment is an effective way to make children improve. Although hitting a child may prevent him or her from repeating the mistake, it doesn't teach them why they are wrong. What's more, corporal punishment can create psychological and behavioural problems. Children may grow up thinking violence ...




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