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  1. Order restored after factory protest

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... tearing down the fence and throwing rocks at trucks. There were no fresh protests yesterday but the situation remained tense, with anger simmering among the parents of lead-poisoned children. ... free check-ups and 615 of them have tested positive for lead poisoning so far, which can harm the nervous and reproductive systems and cause brain damage. Villagers at one of the potential ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Hundreds stricken with tinfoil lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Hundreds of people, including 103 children, in Zhejiang province have been poisoned in the latest heavy-metal pollution scandal on the mainland, ... of lead in their blood, Xinhua reported yesterday. Preliminary tests found 26 adults, as well as 103 children under 14, with 'serious' levels of lead poisoning- over 600 micrograms per ...

  4. Poisoned chalices

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on blood-lead levels of the general Hong Kong population are scarce because there have not been any large-scale studies conducted on this issue. Lead poisoning is uncommon; only a few cases are recorded every year at the Hong Kong Poison Information Centre and United Christian Hospital Toxicology Training Centre, according to the institutions' director Dr Lau Fei-lung. He says many cases ...

  5. Inquiry into food poisoning at Noah's Ark

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Health Protection is investigating two suspected cases of food poisoning involving 10 diners who had buffet meals in the Harvest Restaurant at Noah's Ark Resort in Ma Wan. A man and four women, aged 25 to 37, suffered abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea between 17 to 40 hours after their meals on April 17. Two men and three women ...

  6. Smelter shut over lead poisoning of villagers

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in their blood, Xinhua reported. In nearly 80 per cent of those cases, the lead levels were rated as high. The lead poisoning was discovered after a villager told the local environmental protection bureau ... be a reason that so many children in one county have lead poisoning. 'If the test results by the government show normal, but dozens of children have high levels of lead in their blood, ...

  7. Lead-poisoned villagers in Shaanxi fear new location unsafe

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Villagers in Shaanxi whose children were made ill by lead poisoning will be relocated more than one kilometre from the smelting plant blamed by the government for releasing ... in Fengxiang county, had tested positive for lead poisoning, Xinhua reported. Han Qinyou, environmental protection monitoring station chief for Baoji, the city with jurisdiction over the county, said ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. CSI: Kowloon? Team wins credit for poisons detective work

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Much like crime scene investigators, a Kowloon hospital team's duty is to solve the puzzle of poisoning cases. And one recent case has highlighted the work of the Hospital Authority's toxicology reference laboratory team at Princess Margaret Hospital as a public health gatekeeper. 'We act like detectives and try to find out if a patient is poisoned, and what has ...

  10. Another man's poison

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... Daniel Jeffreys To prop up one segment of Hong Kong's economy, volunteers are being sought who are prepared to lay down their lives. Those who step forward will have to ingest known carcinogens along with traces of polonium-210, a radioactive substan ...




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