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Coconut water

O.N.E. Coconut Water HK$24 for 330ml, Nature's Village

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012, 12:00am

Cookware maker and CCTV locked in war of words

Supor, one of the major cookware brands on the mainland, is engaged in a war of words with China Central Television over a report that its low-end cooking utensils contain four times more manganese than allowed by national standards.

Manganese is a heavy metal that can damage the nervous system and lead to Parkinson's disease.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Rare earth prices to stay high for years

Prices of rare earth metals, a group of minerals used by the electronics- and clean-energy industries, are expected to remain high in the next few years after a substantial correction in this year's second half.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Miners bleed in panic selling

It was a bloodbath for Asian miners yesterday as investors forecast that slowing growth on the mainland would stop the nation gobbling up resources.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Danger Lurks amid bling of nickel jewels

Buyers of inexpensive but shiny jewellery beware: it is likely to contain a metal that, while almost unregulated and requiring no labelling, can cause serious skin problems.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A balanced diet the key to shiny, healthy hair

Tracy asks: What can I eat to keep my hair smooth and vibrant?

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing sets production limit for strategic metals

China has set production ceilings for five non-ferrous metals - for which it is among the world's leading producers and reserve holders - in a move to control output and pricing for these strategic metals.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Toxic fumes put four in hospital

Toxic fumes created by the mixing of two cleaning solutions sent four cleaners to hospital yesterday, one in critical condition.

19 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Ignore salt rumours, help the victims

Hongkongers have been very worried about fallout from Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. Small amounts of radioactive iodine were detected in some mainland provinces. Fortunately, levels have been too low to pose a health risk.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Radiation dust negligible, says Observatory

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am