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  1. 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 ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pollution readings. I must take issue with their suggestion that petrol-powered cars (or even hybrids) do not emit poisonous gases and particulates in significant quantities. Fine particulates from ... to be inhaled and end up deeply embedded in our lungs. That petrol engines produce greater concentrations of poisonous gases (volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide) than diesels is not even ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Tim Noonan

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... all have jobs to do.' Jobs to do? Like play baseball or something? It's a crazy thought but in an absolutely insane situation it might even make sense. This sense of duty, while honorable, seems absurd. But what else is left for them to cling to going forward? The rice farmers a little farther south in Fukushima have jobs to do as well. Planting starts in April and May ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Put an end to water pollution

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

    ... After reading the South China Morning Post's September 17 article, 'Cancer villages pay the deadly price of economic progress', I think the government should do more ... They were in their 30s and 40s. All the fish died. Even chickens and ducks that drank from the river died. China has many such poisoned villages and it is very likely that cancer rates ...

  7. Out and about

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... could come with them while they buried [the body]. There was no possibility of going to a cemetery and all that they could do was to bury it in the nearest possible place- the grounds ... priests, he was allowed to leave the occupied city and proceed to 'Free China'. Ryan returned to Hong Kong after the war. Politics within religious orders can be as poisonous as in any ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as offering a possible solution with increased yields and greater resistance to climate change. But these crops can have an adverse effect on the environment. I do not agree with Professor Pinstrup-Andersen when he says that they will do no harm to the environment. GM varieties require a higher use of fertilisers. Excessive use can mean that chemicals will leach into the soil and poison it. ...

  9. Alert over misuse of herbal medicine

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... and painkilling herb that can produce a potentially fatal toxin if misused. Fuzi contains aconitine, a poison that can cause complete heart block- a condition in which the heart's electrical signals do not pass from the upper to the lower chambers, so the two parts of the heart do not beat together. ...

  10. Simple solutions to keep your animals safe and sound this summer

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... purple. The first thing to do, advises Griffin, is to stop walking and give your dog some water. Then, if your over-heated dog isn't settling after five to 10 minutes, immediately take ... degrees, the inside of a car could soar to 40 degrees, essentially cooking the dog. Dog owners beware Last month, the Bowen Road dog poisoner struck again. With more than 100 dogs becoming fatal ...




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