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Friday, 29 July, 2011, 12:00am

Face-cleanser 'trick' on wife backfired

A man who put bleach in his wife's face cleanser to play a trick on her after they had a heated dispute, instead caught out his daughter.

The girl suffered an irritation to her face when she used the cleanser. Smelling bleach, she told her mother and they called the police.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Benzoyl peroxide and benzoic acid

Mostly used as a topical treatment for mild acne since the 1920s, benzoyl peroxide is an antispectic that reduces surface bacteria on skin. It's also an oxidising agent that combats blackheads.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Bleaches fail to meet standards

Most household bleaches would kill fewer germs than expected if they were diluted according to the 1:99 ratio the government suggests, the Consumer Council said yesterday.

16 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Brand story: Natura Bisse

Who's behind it? Ricardo Fisas established the Spanish brand in 1979 when he was 50. Fisas was a manager in a now- defunct research and development company which hydrolysed proteins and during his time there he noticed that the hands of the factory workers were like silk. The brand eventually spread through word of mouth, starting with five creams.

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Poisons alert ahead of spring cleaning

Householders sprucing up their homes in the lead-up to Lunar New Year have been warned of the perils cleaning fluids can pose. Dangers can also lurk in festive snacks, plants and flowers, health experts say.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Fun experiments raise interest in science

What can be made from a pig's liver, detergent and hydrogen peroxide?

A group of aspiring scientists used these materials to create a simulated volcano.

Last week, 120 students from 19 primary schools learned to conduct experiments at the University of Hong Kong.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Exhibition gives ozone an airing

An exhibition dedicated to the ozone is on at the Hong Kong Science Museum until November 6.

Ozone, the Greek word for 'fresh air', is a trivalent form of oxygen. In the atmosphere, it serves as a shield against ultra-violet light and can also be used to disinfect or deodorise in industrial or domestic settings. But high concentrations of ozone can affect health.

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Peroxide warning hit headlines in 1996

The controversial Church of Zion was last in the news in 1996, when some of its members complained of falling ill after following the advice of its leader and drinking hydrogen peroxide.

20 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Church's 'cure-all' sparks reaction

You may have learned about hydrogen peroxide in your chemistry lessons - it is an antiseptic agent.

But you may not know that it is also reputed to have therapeutic value.

In 1996, the Church of Zion caused a furore in Hong Kong for promoting the drinking of hydrogen peroxide as a cure-all.

16 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Alarm after bleach used on shark fins

Food officials expressed concern last night that an underground food factory in Foshan had used industrial hydrogen peroxide in processing shark fins intended for export to Hong Kong.

5 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Toxic spill false alarm

A suspected chemical spill prompted police to close a section of Choi Yuen Road, Sheung Shui, for more than two hours.

The 200 plastic containers labelled 'hydrogen peroxide' and 'formic acid' were later found to contain liquid soap.

8 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Dangers of chlorine as swimming pool disinfectant

In reference to your story 'Quality of public pools denounced' (South China Morning Post, July 19), the public has from time to time read about the hazards of chlorination.

3 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Curbs date

Stricter controls on the manufacture, export and import of potassium permanganate, used to produce cocaine, will come into operation on October 2 a Customs and Excise Department spokesman said.

2 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Meeting international standard

I refer to Sofia Lee's letter headlined 'Pristine pools' (South China Morning Post, April 10), expressing her concern over the water quality of both public and private swimming pools.

10 May 1999 - 12:00am

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