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  1. Fish trader knew of poisoning risk

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A single importer of coral fish who passed off contaminated mainland stock as coming from Vietnam is responsible for most of the 228 ciguatera poisonings this year, a legislator said yesterday. The importer became aware its coral fish were a problem when several people fell ill from ciguatera poisoning in Shantou. But by then, some of its stock had already been ...

  2. Hope for victims of history's worst mass poisoning

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... the World Health Organisation estimates may die from the contamination. But the more immediate worry is that once the poison takes hold, and the ugly growths and disfigurement that are symptoms of arsenic poisoning become obvious, they will be cast out by their families. Kalpana Mondal is one of India's arsenic divorcees. A victim of arsenic poisoning after drinking contaminated water ...

  3. Heavy metal blues

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... medication by the government since the lead poisoning scandal in his county caught the world's attention two weeks ago. The level of lead is 270 micrograms per litre of blood. While ... poisoning is horrible. I feel sorry for those children. Fortunately, my baby girl was not born there. She is safe,' she said. Little does she know it, but Ms Deng is being overly optimistic ...

  4. Zhejiang villagers become the latest victims of lead poisoning

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng More than 130 villagers in Zhejiang- including at least 35 children aged between 14 months and 10 years- are suffering from lead poisoning caused by a battery factory ... for lead poisoning as nearby hospitals are now offering blood tests to anxious residents. The authorities promised free medical care for villagers suffering from lead poisoning. The Taizhou city ...

  5. Parents of poisoned babies continue to fight in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Parents of four babies affected by tainted dairy products, left with no means to claim compensation on the mainland since the manufacturer at the centre of scandal went bankrupt last year, have taken their claim to a Hong Kong tribunal. They s ...

  6. Villagers fear poisoned pigs headed for sale

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

    ... the prolonged poisoning of both people and the environment by the Xianghe Chemical plant. The officials promised that all would be destroyed. Puhua villagers said the officials did destroy ...

  7. Number poisoned by contaminated tap water passes 4,000

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Tap water contamination in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has made 4,020 people ill since last Saturday, with 88 still in hospital. Xinhua reported that water supply to Chifeng city centre, a 17 square kilometre area with 58,000 peopl ...

  8. A Danger that lurks in many different forms

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of civil and environmental engineering. Two wells of the same depth and only 10 metres apart can have also very different arsenic concentrations. The reason why is still unknown. It may have to do ... wells may be contaminated. Experts warn that the movement of groundwater means the problem might shift from one location to another. Another cause of arsenic poisoning on the mainland ...

  9. Hundreds are struck down with food poisoning

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At least 348 people, including scores of children, have been admitted to hospital with food poisoning in four separate incidents. In one case, more than 100 children were taken ... to the No 1 Hospital in Qinhuangdao city in Hebei with food poisoning on Sunday, Xinhua reported yesterday. In Wenzhou city in Zhejiang, 80 employees from two factories that share a cafeteria were poisoned ...

  10. Three jailed for soya-milk poisoning of children

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Three men have been jailed in connection with a case of soya-milk poisoning in Haicheng, Liaoning, that left one young girl dead and thousands of other children sick. Anshan ... after drinking soya milk produced by the Anshan company. A total of 292 were found to have been poisoned, a 12-year-old girl fatally. In April, the official cause was given as carbon monoxide ...




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