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  1. Building starts on new homes for lead-poisoned villagers

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Authorities in Shaanxi have started to build new housing for residents of Fengxiang county whose homes became uninhabitable due to pollution from a nearby smelter. But the move has done little to soothe their anger. More than 850 children were diagnosed with lead poisoning caused by the factory. Residents said the compensation offered by authorities in conjunction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693658/building-starts-new-homes-lead-poisoned-villagers
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690068/order-restored-after-factory-protest
  3. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Two children die at Yunnan kindergarten, 30 others in hospital with suspected food poisoning

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 11:45am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Medical experts say contaminated food the most likely cause of outbreak Two kindergarten pupils died and 30 others were in hospital with suspected food poisoning in Qiubei county, Yunnan province, yesterday. The deceased were girls aged four and five, Xinhua reported last night. Five pupils were in intensive care. An official at the county ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453121/two-children-die-yunnan-kindergarten-30-others-hospital-suspected-food
  4. Student held for trio's poisoning

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christina Yang A university student in Jiangsu province has been arrested for allegedly poisoning three classmates with the highly toxic metal thallium, a newspaper reported yesterday. Three students from China University of Mining and Technology in Xuzhou, Jiangsu, needed hospital treatment for symptoms of food poisoning a few days after having dinner in the university ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597626/student-held-trios-poisoning
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    US health agency finds old ricin, other deadly pathogens in labs

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... in the labs or surrounding areas, the agency said in a memo to employees. All have been destroyed. They included a bottle of ricin, a highly poisonous toxin, found in a box with microbes dating from ... found still another improperly stored pathogen in one of its laboratories- staphylococcus enterotoxin that can cause food poisoning. The vials were in a locked freezer but not in a lab ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586687/us-health-agency-finds-old-ricin-other-deadly-pathogens-labs
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London suburb Camden

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 08:28pm by GDN

    ... the 31st birthday of the singer, who died three years ago of alcohol poisoning, aged 27. "I've had many honours throughout my career, but this is the greatest," said Windsor. "I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593233/statue-singer-amy-winehouse-unveiled-london-suburb-camden
  7. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Free entry opens tourist floodgates at Three Gorges Dam; Last emperor's brother calls for Puyi play to be pulled

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:19am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... years. Bad-taste wedding A restaurant in the coastal city of Beihai has been ordered to suspend operations after 30 customers were hospitalised with food poisoning after attending a wedding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1607216/free-entry-opens-tourist-floodgates-three-gorges-dam-last
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1021288/guangdong-villagers-fury-childrens-lead-poisoning
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Leaky pipe behind carbon monoxide poisoning in US restaurant

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:01pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Leaky pipe blamed for restaurant poisoning A carbon monoxide leak that killed a restaurant manager in Long Island, New York, and sickened more than two dozen other people was caused by a leaky pipe, officials said. All of those who were made ill in the Saturday incident were either restaurant workers or emergency responders, said A.J.Carter, a spokesman for the town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434306/leaky-pipe-behind-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-us-restaurant
  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    90 million pill capsules laced with toxic metal are sold in China; 11 arrested

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:07pm by Kathy Gao

    ... with the poison. Police, along with food and drug authorities in Ninghai county, seized more than 440,000 chromium-laced capsules from an illegal workshop on July 22. They also confiscated more than 100kg ... employees were detained on August 29 for producing and selling a poisonous product. Ninghai police are still tracking down where the tainted capsules have ended up. There have been no reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584370/90-million-pills-laced-toxin-have-been-sold-chinas-market-police-warn

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