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  1. 11 dead, scores sick, in Xinjiang food poisoning

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... out after a preliminary investigation. 'Up to now, no evidence has shown that the poisoning has anything to do with politics or ethnic issues.' Liang said there were no Han Chinese ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others fell sick on Friday in a massive case of food poisoning in the outskirts of Hotan in the restive ...

  2. Poisoned chalices

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... safety spot checks on samples in the market and keeps watch on products reported unsafe by local, mainland or overseas authorities. Bright glazes do not always indicate a high level of lead ... It's ridiculous to accept it.' Some experts, however, are not overly concerned about the risk of lead exposure from ceramics. 'I do not believe that the amount leached from glazed ...

  3. Health Department confirms two cases of coral reef fish poisoning

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suspected of causing the illness is lyretail, the spokesman said. To prevent ciguatera fish poisoning, people should: Purchased it from reputable, licensed seafood shops. Do not buy it when ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.00pm: The Centre for Health protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has confirmed two separate cases of food poisoning- suspected to be caused by coral reef ...

  4. Order restored after factory protest

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... tearing down the fence and throwing rocks at trucks. There were no fresh protests yesterday but the situation remained tense, with anger simmering among the parents of lead-poisoned children. ... free check-ups and 615 of them have tested positive for lead poisoning so far, which can harm the nervous and reproductive systems and cause brain damage. Villagers at one of the potential ...

  5. Sushi, oysters off the menu for competitors

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... by not serving cold, raw dishes, they can help achieve the goal of a Games free of food poisoning. The measure applies to the restaurants in the Olympic village and at competition venues. 'In Hong Kong, the temperature and humidity of summer is particularly high so we have to be vigilant in keeping the risks of food poisoning minimal,' Constance Chan Hon-yee, controller of the Centre ...

  6. Hundreds stricken with tinfoil lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Hundreds of people, including 103 children, in Zhejiang province have been poisoned in the latest heavy-metal pollution scandal on the mainland, ... of lead in their blood, Xinhua reported yesterday. Preliminary tests found 26 adults, as well as 103 children under 14, with 'serious' levels of lead poisoning- over 600 micrograms per ...

  7. Inquiry into food poisoning at Noah's Ark

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Health Protection is investigating two suspected cases of food poisoning involving 10 diners who had buffet meals in the Harvest Restaurant at Noah's Ark Resort in Ma Wan. A man and four women, aged 25 to 37, suffered abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea between 17 to 40 hours after their meals on April 17. Two men and three women ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How much do man-made chemicals affect our health?

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook David Fullbrook says calls are growing to study and regulate substances that disrupt hormones How much do man-made chemicals affect our health? An urgent hunt is under way across Scandinavia for the culprit causing testicular cancer rates 10 times the global mean. Scientists suspect a man-made substance or interaction between substances which disrupts hormones, ...

  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 ... be a reason that so many children in one county have lead poisoning. 'If the test results by the government show normal, but dozens of children have high levels of lead in their blood, ...

  10. Lead-poisoned villagers in Shaanxi fear new location unsafe

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Villagers in Shaanxi whose children were made ill by lead poisoning will be relocated more than one kilometre from the smelting plant blamed by the government for releasing ... in Fengxiang county, had tested positive for lead poisoning, Xinhua reported. Han Qinyou, environmental protection monitoring station chief for Baoji, the city with jurisdiction over the county, said ...




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