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  1. 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 ...

  2. Two Henan pupils die from food poisoning

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Two students have died from food poisoning at Xinping Village Primary School in Lushi county, Henan province, and 156 other pupils required medical treatment. The children began ... health authorities have not determined the cause of the poisoning. There have been numerous fatal cases of food poisoning involving schoolchildren on the mainland recently, as well as incidents ...

  3. 11 dead, scores sick, in Xinjiang food poisoning

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... to a local bazaar after sunset on Friday and ate bean jelly, a cold dish made from bean extract, at more than one restaurant. Food-poisoning cases of this scale, especially one that turns fatal, ...

  4. Poison dumplings linked to Japanese company

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong The company that produced contaminated dumplings involved in a recent poisoning incident was fully owned by a Japanese firm, Xinhua quoted mainland authorities as saying ... raw materials, such as vegetables. A team of mainland police officers was sent to Japan to assist in the investigation when the poisoning broke out. In a separate case, Xinhua reported ...

  5. Contaminated noodles blamed as food poisoning kills four children

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this week. Three girls and a boy died from suspected food poisoning in Zhaotong's Lelong township on Monday morning, mainland media reported yesterday. The children aged between seven and 11, developed symptoms of poisoning after sharing a noodle snack on the way to school and died at around 9am, the City Times said. One died in the classroom while the others died while seeking medical ...

  6. What's your poison?

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Karen Pittar, Tara Jenkins

    ... but only in small amounts. The heavy metals we hear most negative stories about - mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium - are not found naturally in the body and can definitely be poisonous even ... in sea life, eventually leading to severe mercury poisoning in local residents two decades later. In total, 500 people died as a direct result. Today, most people come into contact with small ...

  7. Health experts investigate more food poisoning cases

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI Updated at 6.38pm: The Centre for Health Protection and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department was investigating three new cases of Coral Reef fish food poisoning in Hong Kong, a spokesman said on Friday. He said the three reports of food poisoning involving the fish had been received in the last two days. Four people, including a 55-year-old man and three ...

  8. Hospital staff hit by food poisoning

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Health Protection is investigating an outbreak of food poisoning involving 38 North District Hospital staff, who fell sick after eating at an annual staff party on Wednesday catered by the fast-food chain Cafe de Coral. The centre said it had contacted 212 staff who had dined at the party, 38 of whom had suffered diarrhoea and abdominal pain. None needed ...

  9. Food poisoning rise

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The number of food poisoning cases has risen 77 per cent in the first half of this year compared to last year, giving rise to a warning on hygiene in the city. Almost 1,600 people have fallen ill. What is your solution? Write to us ...

  10. Eatery told to close over poisonings

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan An award-winning Japanese restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui was ordered to close yesterday because 13 people had suffered food poisoning after eating there. The patrons, all adults, ... the food poisoning outbreak shows signs of continuation, there is epidemiological ground to support the temporary closure of the food premises for disinfection,' a spokesman said. ...




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