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  1. letters

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

    ... serious consequences for the whole country. Manufacturers and shops should not be putting others' lives and health at risk. It is clearly wrong to make and sell fake products- even food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742565/letters
  2. Japanese eateries plan to cut prices

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Britain, but officials say the levels are too low to pose any danger to health. Wong has asked the government to issue certificates for products that have passed radiation tests. He said he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742482/japanese-eateries-plan-cut-prices
  3. When it's preferable not to see the light

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lights that are too bright, in large numbers, poorly placed and left on unnecessarily affect our health and our well-being. People who live in mixed commercial and residential areas like Tsim Sha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742372/when-its-preferable-not-see-light
  4. Letters

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... across to pupils that they must not spend too long at a computer, as it can cause health problems such as short-sightedness and glaucoma. There could even be a scheme whereby students who spent ... of the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome for at least two months before finally reporting it to the World Health Organisation. It was forced to do so because retired military surgeon Jiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742073/letters
  5. Time for common sense- not alarm and panic

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that results from exposure to high levels of radiation caused panic buying and hoarding. Fortunately, common sense prevailed after Food and Health Secretary York Chow Yat-ngok pointed out that salt ... the risk of fallout of dangerous particles negligible, or that we face everyday health risks from our own air pollution. Now that the government has found radiation in three food samples and banned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742074/time-common-sense-not-alarm-and-panic
  6. Knee-jerk government the last thing we need

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... elsewhere in the region, cannot afford so short-sighted an approach. Health care reform and a more meaningful pension system are just two of the priorities, and both involve big financial outlays. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742075/knee-jerk-government-last-thing-we-need
  7. High social cost of buying cheap clothes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Lisa Genasci

    ... for future generations and governments in environmental clean-up, health care and other support. But should we be buying in abundance without knowing how our clothes are made and the damage they do ... and almost 100,000 deaths annually, the World Health Organisation has said. Meanwhile, cancer rates among villagers who live along polluted waterways are much higher than the national average. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741674/high-social-cost-buying-cheap-clothes
  8. letters

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

    ... by skyscrapers. This can increase our health problems. A lot needs to be done to improve the situation. For example, we should introduce laws to force drivers and manufacturers to adopt eco-friendly measures. The government can also plant more trees in urban areas and teach citizens to protect our environment. If we don't act now, the poor air quality will continue to pose a serious health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741687/letters
  9. A grain of salt

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... any effect, the seasoning would have to be consumed by the kilogram, with obvious dire health consequences. Uncertainty breeds panic and that invariably leads to irrational behaviour. Fortunately, health secretary Dr York Chow Yat-ngok remains a respected member of the government and he has talked sense into the community. Salt is no longer in hot demand. The saga has nonetheless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741623/grain-salt
  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... long-term sustainable advantages for Hong Kong such as better education, health care and social services and a better environment. Yet the idiotic giveaway of HK$6,000 is pathetic in its nature, ... from alarming levels of environmental pollution. Breathing in polluted air is bad for our health. All citizens should take an active role in trying to remedy this problem. Schools can organise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740945/letters

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