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  1. 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 ...

  2. What if a company was committing crimes against children...

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Alanson

    ... involves the care of children and the crime that they have committed has those children as its victim? At what point would you call the police? Is there a scenario under which you would not answer ... children are being perpetrated by company officers all over the world. Perhaps documents emerge to show that multiple members of senior management were aware that this was going on and not only did ...

  3. Don't let children pay the price for development

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gone through similar periods and it might be unreasonable to expect China to be an exception. But the latest pollution scandal, involving the lead poisoning of hundreds of young children ... children in four villages have been poisoned by a manganese smelter which illegally processed heavy metals. What is depressing is that these stories- and countless others- follow a similar script. ...

  4. Number of melamine-sickened children revised up five-fold

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Beijing had drastically revised the total number of children sickened by melamine-tainted milk formula to more than five times higher than the Health Ministry's last public count, Xinhua reported. The figures released yesterday by the ministry said that more than 290,000 children were found to have been affected after drinking infant formula produced by Sanlu ...

  5. Two children remain in hospital with kidney stones

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Ng Kang-chung Two children remain in hospital for treatment of melamine-induced kidney stones, authorities have said. Five others have been discharged in stable ... to the same hospital on Friday. The 10 children were diagnosed with kidney stones under the citywide free assessment of children under 12 who had consumed melamine-tainted milk or milk products. Some ...

  6. Despairing dad seeks justice for dead children

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recalled how he immediately joined the relief volunteer troops after the quake struck Sichuan in May. He hoped that helping children who had lost families and homes would ease his own pain. He sold ... into the corridor to switch off the floor's electricity but when he returned the flat was engulfed in flames. He could not get inside and the fire brigade took 40 minutes to arrive. His two children ...

  7. The gift of an education for children orphaned by Aids

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Aids not only takes people's lives, in many rural areas in China it also denies children the opportunity to go to school. When 13-year-old Rui Hong's father died ... people's lives, so as not to let him down.' Mr To, 36, set up the scholarship programme for children who have at least one parent with Aids about 18 months ago after visiting an area that had ...

  8. Seven children add to tally of virus victims

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan As number of gastroenteritis sufferers hits 428, a health official says it is hard to know when the outbreak will peak Seven children at a Sheung Shui kindergarten fell ill ... the Noro virus that has caused outbreaks at four other schools, a vocational training centre and two medical institutions. The children in the latest case, aged three to five, showed symptoms ...

  9. Three jailed for soya-milk poisoning of children

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Three men have been jailed in connection with a case of soya-milk poisoning in Haicheng, Liaoning, that left one young girl dead and thousands of other children sick. Anshan Intermediary People's Court yesterday jailed Hao Guodong, president of the board of the Anshan Baorun Soya Milk Company and the Anshan Baorun Dairy Company, for three years and fined him 150,000 ...

  10. 12 charities of Christmas: the beneficiaries of Operation Santa Claus

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Children's Kidney Trust Fund Founded in 1996, this group aims to improve the care and the quality of life of children with kidney disease and provide support to their families. Five Loaves and Two Fish Project A recently launched project that helps reformed people take steps into the job market by teaching them employable skills. Children's Thalassaemia ...




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