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  1. Clean bill of health

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... this yet. Nevertheless, we need a champion and the Environment Bureau must be our pollution buster. One of the most urgent issues that environmental officials must tackle is improving air quality ... remit. Its officials are not health specialists- they focus on the presence of pollutants, not what they do to our health. This attitude comes through in the bureau's 'Air Quality ...

  2. Smelter shut over lead poisoning of villagers

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in their blood, Xinhua reported. In nearly 80 per cent of those cases, the lead levels were rated as high. The lead poisoning was discovered after a villager told the local environmental protection bureau ...

  3. Demolition crew dumped asbestos, villagers say

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... for more than 50 years, said asbestos had been used in nine of 10 houses there and it was unlikely the contractor would not have encountered any. An Environment Bureau spokesman said it would ...

  4. Decaying bodies prompt fears over water supply

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... 'There are too many dead bodies and the bureau of civil affairs does not have enough hands,' he said. The Beijing news report said the foul smell of the decaying corpses had filled Beichuan. ...

  5. A marriage bureau for Indians with HIV

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... dozens of requests like this running his marriage bureau in India for people who are HIV-positive. It offers a lifeline to the lonely and a chance to beat the stigma of having the virus. Few ... the pressure from parents to find a partner is tremendous. 'With this bureau, we help HIV-positive people to get married among themselves, avoiding the spread of the disease,' Mr George said. ...

  6. Healthy environment

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to Anna Orvay, the co-owner of Sense of Touch. 'They find these aspects and solace in a spa environment,' Ms Orvay said. Treatments range from detox programmes, which ... environment. Spa parties are also in high demand, especially from groups of women who relish the chance to enjoy spa treatments with a glass of wine and in the company of friends. Finally, sleep zones ...

  7. Damage control on typhoid scare

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of typhoid in the city by saying the disease in 'isolated factories' was under control. A spokesman for the city's health bureau was quoted by Xinhua as saying no deaths had been ... environment clean,' she said. 'Every year, Shenzhen has a number of typhoid cases. There is nothing abnormal and there is no need for panic.' Liu Yue is an industrial zone with hundreds ...

  8. Checks on mail from flu-hit areas

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The State Post Bureau on Sunday issued the order that post offices in all provinces inspect all mail from countries hit by the flu, and that customs and inspection authorities quarantine or treat them, Xinhua said. 'Pigs and pork products from prohibited areas must be prevented from entering the country,' a notice from the bureau said. Personnel and vehicles used to collect ...

  9. Lead poisoning confirmed in Hunan

    Posted Mar 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang At least three children and one adult have been confirmed to be suffering from lead poisoning three months after a smelting plant in their Hunan village was shut down, a local environmental official admitted yesterday. Another 27 villagers, including 11 children, had excessive lead content in their blood, said the official from the Environmental Protection Bureau in Chaling ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    We all need to be citizen scientists to guard our futures

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... developers. This means that consultants tend to bias their reports in favour of development, and against the environment. A conservationist friend considers the bias so strong that he dismisses ... With the government's own watchdog, the Advisory Council on the Environment, branded a rubber stamp, who is left with the task of really assessing the assessments? Green groups may critique environmental impact ...




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