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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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Snack shop closed after suspected poisonings

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A siu mei and lo mei shop was ordered to close yesterday after 29 cases of suspected food poisoning involving 108 people were linked to the ground-floor premises in Des Voeux Road West. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department ordered its temporary closure after being informed by the Department of Health of the outbreaks. The shop has been ordered to remain ...

  8. Agent used to melt snow poisons Guangdong water sources: report

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Some water sources are not as clean as usual because of a large amount of daily rubbish left by stranded passengers. But the reports that said thousands of people had been poisoned ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. New law will help trace food producers in poisoning cases

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was designed to make it easier for authorities to trace food producers when investigating cases of poisoning. But he did not make it clear whether penalties for restaurants or companies providing substandard food would be made more severe under the planned new law. He said more than 70 per cent of food poisoning cases reported in the past few years involved people eating at restaurants, while ...




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