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  1. Business - China Business - FACTORIES

    US battery-maker bars lead at China plant after poison claims

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 03:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Shanghai

    ... and two Chinese companies for causing lead poisoning in 49 children, most of them aged between one and three. The city has already shut the other two firms, Shanghai Xinmingyuan Automobile Parts ... to address environmental requirements.” Shanghai temporarily closed the Johnson Controls plant in September last year after accusations of lead poisoning surfaced through postings on the Internet ...

  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong villagers' fury at children's lead poisoning

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at children's lead poisoning Local authorities in a remote town in northern Guangdong are being accused of covering up the severity of pollution in the area. Residents reject the official tally of only 18 severe cases of lead poisoning and say hundreds of children are suffering. In May, word spread online that many children in Xingzi township, Lianzhou, had tested positive for lead ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Poison suspected of killing four dogs at Big Wave Bay, Shek O

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry Vet calls for ban on paraquat after animals that died showed symptoms linked to the herbicide, with indications that bones were used as bait 'Cruel poison' suspected in dog deaths at Big Wave Bay Dog owners are being warned to be on their guard after the deaths of up to four dogs from suspected poisoning at Big Wave Bay in Shek O. The animals died within days ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Deaths of dogs may see ban on paraquat

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry An outbreak of poisonings of animals caused by food laced with paraquat is prompting a review of the use of the herbicide in Hong Kong Deaths of dogs may see ban on paraquat ... reported last month how a series of dog poisonings saw four pets die in agony in Big Wave Bay. Vets believe all the dogs ate bones laced with paraquat, commonly sold under the trade name Gramoxone ...

  5. News - China

    Briefs, October 12, 2012

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Chinese strawberries 'didn't infect Germans' No disease-causing viruses were found on exported frozen strawberries allegedly behind a food poisoning outbreak in Germany, China's quality watchdog said yesterday. The norovirus, suspected of infecting more than 11,000 students, was not found on a sample of fruit exported by the Chinese firm in question, the General ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Arafat remains exhumed for evidence of poison

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 03:05pm by Reuters in Ramallah, West Bank

    ... Reuters in Ramallah, West Bank The body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed on Tuesday by a team of international experts trying to discover if he was poisoned ... to a brief recovery during his illness that they said was not consistent with radioactive poisoning. They also noted he did not lose all his hair. Eight years is considered the limit to detect any ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Lithium poisoning

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Poisoned minds Teddy Mak's family noticed that he was behaving a little oddly. The 49-year-old did not appear to fully understand them when ... carry signals between the spinal cord and the rest of the body. Although the most likely explanation for Mak's condition was lithium poisoning, lithium toxicity usually affects the central ...

  8. News - World - CRIME

    Jail for Chicago man who plotted to kill his wife with puffer fish poison

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Rockford, United States Wife still sees future with American who bought deadly puffer fish toxin with aim of killing her Husband jailed for poison plot An American has ... Bachner intended to poison- his wife Rebecca- was in court to support her husband and submitted a letter to the US federal judge saying she "looks forward to their future together", his ...

  9. News - World - FRANCE

    France opens inquiry into claims of Arafat poisoning

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 11:32am

    ... poisoning, sources said on Tuesday. The probe comes after Arafat’s family launched legal action in France last month following reports the veteran Palestinian leader may have died from radioactive ... involved in Arafat’s martyrdom,” he said in Ramallah. Allegations that the Nobel Peace laureate was poisoned were resurrected last month after Al-Jazeera news channel broadcast an investigation ...

  10. Gu Kailai poured poison into Heywood's mouth

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Hefei, Anhui chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai, murdered a British business associate by pouring poison into his mouth after ... not contest the murder charges brought against them in the poisoning death of Neil Heywood, Tang Yigan, vice-president of the Hefei Intermediate People's Court, told reporters yesterday afternoon ...




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