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  1. Thousands poisoned by lead from smelting plant, Gansu villagers claim

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Thousands of villagers in the northwest province of Gansu have been showing up to hospital with lead poisoning they say was caused by a local smelting plant. The villagers, ... said villagers suspected the 12-year-old plant of poisoning them. A propaganda official from Hui county, who only gave his surname as Lo, said the cases caught the authority's attention ...

  2. China is hurting its future by not acting on lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joseph Amon Another village was found last month to have been poisoned. More than 300 people, including 99 children, were diagnosed with acute lead poisoning in Zhejiang province. Unfortunately, entire villages being poisoned by lead from battery factories or lead smelters is not unusual- in the past year alone, mass poisonings in six provinces have been reported in central ...

  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. Beijing to probe lead poisoning

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Xinhua reported earlier that at least 19 children in Mengxi village had suffered from lead poisoning. China News Service reported one four-year-old girl with a lead level of 720 micrograms per ... but had found nothing abnormal. In mid-March, almost 170 people suffered blood poisoning in Taizhou, also in Zhejiang, which was linked to pollution from battery factories, the People's Daily ...

  5. Guangdong children suffer lead poisoning

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into lead pollution involving one of the biggest battery factories, in Deqing county, Zhejiang. At least 99 children were found suffering from lead poisoning. On Sunday, the Zijin county government ... by the TV station as saying. He and all three of his children were found with lead poisoning. 'I'm very afraid that they'll have health problems in the future,' he said. ...

  6. Zhejiang villagers become the latest victims of lead poisoning

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng More than 130 villagers in Zhejiang- including at least 35 children aged between 14 months and 10 years- are suffering from lead poisoning caused by a battery factory ... for lead poisoning as nearby hospitals are now offering blood tests to anxious residents. The authorities promised free medical care for villagers suffering from lead poisoning. The Taizhou city ...

  7. Warning on accidental poisoning of under-fives

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee More caution should be taken to prevent unintentional poisoning of children, the Hospital Authority says. The Poison Information Centre, under the authority, recorded 4,420 cases of poisoning last year. Among the 981 unintentional poisoning cases, 26.6 per cent were of children under five. Dr Tse Man-li, deputy director of the centre, told of two cases, one fatal, in which ...

  8. Parents unhappy at lead poisoning findings

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The Ministry of Health has weighed into the toxic metal pollution scandal in Anhui province, but its assertion that children suffering from lead poisoning had fully ... county, Anqing, about three weeks after the outbreaks of lead poisoning that saw more than 200 children ill. According to the provincial health authorities yesterday, two experts from the health ...

  9. Ambulances to be kitted out with charcoal drink to treat poisoning

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Bottles of charcoal drink will soon be given to victims of poisoning who are considered suitable to receive them to speed up their treatment. From Monday, all ... will be asked to take them on the way to hospital, instead of the current practice of drinking them after they are admitted. Dr Lau Fei-lung, director of the Hospital Authority's Poison Information ...

  10. Poison centre's cases run to drug overdoses... and spitting cobras

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the warning from the case of a 50-year-old hiker, as reported to the Hospital Authority Poison Information Centre. Dr Lau Fei-lung, the centre's director, said the snake, which was one metre from the man, spat poison into his left eye. Cobras can spit poison up to five metres, Lau said. While the poison is not harmful to the skin, it can cause corneal ulcers and conjunctivitis in the eye ...




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