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  1. Mid-Levels suits over asbestos weighed

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... of cancer-causing asbestos dust may have been released during improper demolition of its buildings. The English Schools Foundation is seeking information from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), ... one has identified the threshold of exposure,' said Ignatius Yu Tak-sun, clinical professor and head of the division of occupational and environmental health at the Chinese University ...

  2. Other germs eyed in flu death

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Hospital on Wednesday, might have had other infections that aggravated his condition. But the Centre for Health Protection said it had found no other viruses or bacteria so far in specimens taken ... from previous weeks. The Centre for Health Protection said the dead boy's mother, who had also tested positive for swine flu, was discharged from Tuen Mun Hospital on Thursday night. His ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    We all need to be citizen scientists to guard our futures

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

    ... The South China Morning Post reported last year that the director of environmental protection, Anissa Wong Sean-yee, had not rejected a single one of the assessment studies she had handled. ... experts on dragonflies and moths, divers and avid hikers. Citizen scientists can play vital roles in our society, perhaps especially in environmental protection. As well as focusing on threatened ...

  4. Sashimi off menu after 18 in tour group fall ill

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... suffered stomach pain, diarrhoea and vomiting after eating at the restaurant on Saturday. All were treated by doctors and none required admission to hospital. The Centre for Health Protection said it suspected that the salmon and prawn sashimi had been contaminated. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department inspected the restaurant on Sunday and took samples for laboratory tests. It said ...

  5. Drug safety centre needs the tools to protect us

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... these products remain uncontrolled. If there seems to be something seriously wrong here, our report today on the medical battle to protect Hong Kong men from adulterated impotence drugs from the mainland ...

  6. Protect our food chain from bacteria

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to protect us from infections. This is an edited version of the leader that appeared in the South China Morning Post yesterday ...

  7. 42 more food poisoning cases linked to Mongkok restaurant

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.30pm: The Centre for Health Protection confirmed on Wednesday that 42 more food poisoning cases have been linked to a restaurant in Mongkok. The restaurant ... and Environmental Hygiene Department, the Apple Daily reported. A department spokesman said the outbreak was caused by cross-contamination of prepared food with raw bacterial food. The Centre of Health ...

  8. Health bites

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of liver surface area in treated animals versus 40 per cent in control animals. Lung function helped by vitamin D Vitamin D may protect you against the negative effects of smoking on lung function, ... that vitamin D sufficiency had a protective effect on lung function and the rate of lung function decline in smokers,' says lead author Dr Nancy Lange. 'These effects might be due to vitamin ...

  9. 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 ... According to an inspection by the local environmental protection watchdog in November, all emissions were within legal limits. A plant spokesman said all workers were checked every year and no blood ...


    Measles: make sure you are immunised before travelling overseas

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... The vaccine is also called MMR as it combines vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella. According to the Centre for Health Protection, there were 12 reported cases of the measles in Hong Kong last year ... or have been adequately vaccinated, you are susceptible to the virus at any age. Protection provided by vaccination is sometimes incomplete, and a modified and usually milder form of the disease ...




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