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Xinjiang seeks US$8.5b investment for chemicals projects

A semi-military administration set up by Beijing in 1954 in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is seeking US$8.5 billion of investment in five projects to use natural gas and coal in chemicals manufacturing.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:20am

How much do man-made chemicals affect our health?

An urgent hunt is under way across Scandinavia for the culprit causing testicular cancer rates 10 times the global mean. Scientists suspect a man-made substance or interaction between substances which disrupts hormones, possibly before birth.

20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am

New rules likely to cover industrial plasticisers in food and drinks in China

Authorities are inspecting major food manufacturers on the mainland to prepare for a new standard to govern the level of industrial plasticisers in food and beverages in an attempt to restore public confidence.

13 Dec 2012 - 4:28am

The environmental perils of dye

As with their choice of white cotton, most clothing manufacturers prefer synthetic dyes because they are cheaper and easier to use.

However, there has been growing concern about the impact of the colouring industry on human health and on the environment, particularly when waste water from the process is often discharged with inadequate or no treatment.

9 Dec 2012 - 1:51pm

Paraquat not needed in Hong Kong

I refer to the report ("Deaths of dogs may see ban on paraquat", November 18). I completely support the ban of this dangerous herbicide Gramoxone.

25 Nov 2012 - 2:06am

Law doesn't require checks for toxic plasticisers in liquor, says drinks group

The China Alcoholic Drinks Association has hit back at critics over the revelation that high levels of a toxic chemical were found in a famous Chinese liquor brand.

21 Nov 2012 - 12:40pm

China announces anti-dumping cases on some chemicals

China will implement anti-dumping measures against precursor chemical toluene di-isocyanate imported from Europe and has begun a separate investigation of other chemical imports from Europe and the United States, the government said on Wednesday.

14 Nov 2012 - 10:38am

Milk cartons are recalled in scare over chemicals

Food safety watchdogs have ordered Hong Kong's Trappist Dairy to stop selling all milk products sold in cartons and recall those on shelves over fear of chemical contamination.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

How toxic are the chemicals we use?

What if your water bottle was making you fat? What if it could be giving you cancer or increasing the chances of your child being born with deformed genitals?

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

ask toni & josh

Dear Toni

My friend and I got into a fight and, while we were arguing, she suddenly brought up one of my personal problems to defend her argument.

Her behaviour really upset me. We're not talking at the moment, and I miss her, but I can't ignore what she did to me.

Under siege

Dear Attacked

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am