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  1. Anhui children fall ill with lead poisoning

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and 16 years, being admitted to hospital for lead poisoning. They were among more than 200 children in Gaohe town, Huaining county, who were found with excessive concentrations of lead in their blood. The outbreak yet again reveals a bleak picture of the country's widespread land pollution problems following heavy-metal poisoning scandals in Shandong, Hunan, Shaanxi, Jiangsu ...

  2. Rage at Shaanxi poisoning rises as more young fall sick

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... poisoning. The county government said at least 236 out of 285 children under the age of 14 in Gaozuitou village tested positive for poisoning by the heavy metal. It came after unusually high lead ... people in Gaozuitou village, around 5 kilometres away from the smelter, believe their children have also been poisoned by the plant, county officials denied that their illness was caused ...

  3. Metal poisoning part of everyday life along Xiang River

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao For villagers in a Hunan town where untreated toxic waste killed at least five people and prompted a mass protest last week, metal poisoning has long been part of everyday ... risks to people along the Xiang River. Cadmium poisoning left more than 150 people ill in a village under Zhuzhou's jurisdiction in 2006. 'The metal pollution in Liuyang was just ...

  4. Public told to avoid beans after poisoning

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investigating,' he said. Following several poisoning cases in canteens in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Foshan, Maoming and other cities, the department issued a circular over the weekend advising caterers ...

  5. Millions of hectares of farmland and 12m tonnes of grain contaminated

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Economic Weekly said metal poisoning problems had wrought havoc in resource-rich southern and southwestern provinces, such as Yunnan, Hunan, Guangdong and Guangxi, and claimed an extremely high ... was quoted in the report as discouraging scientists from exposing heavy pollution problems, saying the findings were too bleak to be made public. But metal poisoning has become widespread, ...

  6. Air pollution takes corrosive toll on the city's health and finances

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the reality of the problem and the full extent of the financial costs to the city. People should imagine air pollution as a corrosive agent to the human body or perhaps a slow poison. It takes ... costs, and so the public health system will absorb the expenses. Eventually, the corrosion, or slow poisoning, reduces the ability of organs to function and they fail completely. Our officials ...

  7. Local governments to blame for pollution scandals, analysts say

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... never been made public. In the wake of a flurry of heavy-metal poisoning scandals in Hunan, Shaanxi, Jiangsu and Guangdong in recent months, Premier Wen Jiabao and Environment Minister Zhou ... than 4,000 people suffering from lead and cadmium poisoning and sparking at least 32 mass incidents. At least 1,300 children from Liuyang, Hunan, and 615 from Fengxiang county, Shaanxi, were ...

  8. The food chain

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... to eat affects people halfway across the world. There are also health benefits to eating lower down the food chain. Poisons like mercury accumulate in the bodies of predators because they eat poisoned prey. So when you eat the predator you get a higher dose of poison in every bite. To keep your body and our world in balance, choose to eat from further down the chain. discuss 1. Should ...

  9. Simple solutions to keep your animals safe and sound this summer

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... degrees, the inside of a car could soar to 40 degrees, essentially cooking the dog. Dog owners beware Last month, the Bowen Road dog poisoner struck again. With more than 100 dogs becoming fatal victims of this elusive killer since 1989, the latest dog to be poisoned was, luckily, saved under Griffin's care. 'I wouldn't risk walking my dog on Bowen Road, but if you are- ...

  10. Put an end to water pollution

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

    ... They were in their 30s and 40s. All the fish died. Even chickens and ducks that drank from the river died. China has many such poisoned villages and it is very likely that cancer rates ...




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