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  1. Anhui children fall ill with lead poisoning

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and 16 years, being admitted to hospital for lead poisoning. They were among more than 200 children in Gaohe town, Huaining county, who were found with excessive concentrations of lead in their blood. The outbreak yet again reveals a bleak picture of the country's widespread land pollution problems following heavy-metal poisoning scandals in Shandong, Hunan, Shaanxi, Jiangsu ...

  2. Air pollution takes corrosive toll on the city's health and finances

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the reality of the problem and the full extent of the financial costs to the city. People should imagine air pollution as a corrosive agent to the human body or perhaps a slow poison. It takes ... through several stages of declining health- irritation, inconvenience, illness, diminishing physical function, and finally death. Not only do patients increasingly suffer, but families that have ...

  3. Rage at Shaanxi poisoning rises as more young fall sick

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... poisoning. The county government said at least 236 out of 285 children under the age of 14 in Gaozuitou village tested positive for poisoning by the heavy metal. It came after unusually high lead ... people in Gaozuitou village, around 5 kilometres away from the smelter, believe their children have also been poisoned by the plant, county officials denied that their illness was caused ...

  4. Metal poisoning part of everyday life along Xiang River

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao For villagers in a Hunan town where untreated toxic waste killed at least five people and prompted a mass protest last week, metal poisoning has long been part of everyday ... risks to people along the Xiang River. Cadmium poisoning left more than 150 people ill in a village under Zhuzhou's jurisdiction in 2006. 'The metal pollution in Liuyang was just ...

  5. Can't-do spirit just won't do, Mr Tsang

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... on the economy. Other contentious policies would also be reviewed, and unnecessary ones delayed- something any responsible government should do in times like these, he said. ' I believe people ... it or not, the government-run broadcaster faces a long spell of uncertainty. Mr Tsang's new-found caution stands in stark contrast to the can-do spirit with which he imbued his two most recent ...

  6. Public told to avoid beans after poisoning

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investigating,' he said. Following several poisoning cases in canteens in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Foshan, Maoming and other cities, the department issued a circular over the weekend advising caterers ...

  7. Local governments to blame for pollution scandals, analysts say

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... at local authorities. 'It's getting really worse when local officials know no shame about blindly pursuing profits. Do they still have a moral bottom line? That's probably the worst ... never been made public. In the wake of a flurry of heavy-metal poisoning scandals in Hunan, Shaanxi, Jiangsu and Guangdong in recent months, Premier Wen Jiabao and Environment Minister Zhou ...

  8. The food chain

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... poisons which are passed on to us when we eat them. Don't eat shark in any form. Ask for stock fish only at your favourite seafood restaurant. Do not take any traditional medicine that uses ... by a human. Humans cannot convert sunlight to food- we need the grass to do that. And we cannot convert the grass to food very well- we need the cow to do that. In the wild, the food chains are much ...

  9. Do more to protect polar bears

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'm writing in response to the article 'Polar bear refuge set up in Alaska' (Young Post, November 30). The article says the Obama administration has designated more than 480,000 sq km as a protected area for polar bears, a threatened specie ...

  10. Why do we hold our breath over clean air?

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joanne Ooi Public consultation on new air quality objectives for Hong Kong ended almost a year ago, and yet there's been no word on the outcome. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen made no mention of them in his policy address last month. Without m ...




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