Hydrogen Peroxide

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.

Wednesday, 28 February, 2007, 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

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

Church members held in chemicals swoop

Five members of the controversial Church of Zion have been arrested after police uncovered a store of potentially lethal hydrogen peroxide hidden in a flat in Fanling early yesterday.

More than 40 detectives swooped on nine residential properties and arrested four men and one woman.

12 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Peroxide poison

A 17-year-old Park'N Shop worker at the New Tuen Centre in Tuen Mun, surnamed Sin, collapsed after drinking from a water bottle containing hydrogen peroxide. He was in a satisfactory condition in hospital.

16 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Zion children checked

Social workers have investigated two reports of children being fed hydrogen peroxide as preached by the cult, the Church of Zion.

In both cases, social workers visited the homes of sect followers. One case was dismissed after the child showed no signs of illness. The outcome of the other home visit was unknown last night.

31 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Cult leader may be charged over use of chemicals

Legal action may be taken against a religious leader who has been encouraging his followers to drink a concentrated chemical solution that medical experts believe is dangerous.

But Church of Zion leader Leung Yat-wah yesterday hit out at critics of his teachings and said he would continue to encourage his followers to swallow hydrogen peroxide.

26 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Raids fail to find cult chemicals

Fire officers twice raided a New Territories-based doomsday cult yesterday to check on a suspected store of dangerous chemicals, but left empty-handed.

The South China Morning Post revealed on Tuesday that the Church of Zion was keeping highly combustible hydrogen peroxide at its Fanling Wai base.

24 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Cultists stockpiling dangerous levels of hydrogen peroxide, tests show

Church of Zion cultists are stockpiling tanks of illegal hydrogen peroxide with super-pure concentrate levels breaking the Dangerous Goods Ordinance, tests commissioned by the South China Morning Post revealed.

With 40 per cent concentrations of the chemical, traditionally used as a disinfectant, the hydrogen peroxide becomes highly flammable and could explode if ignited.

23 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Worshippers ignore health warnings

More than a 1,000 cult followers gathered last night to defend their use of hydrogen peroxide as a medical cure despite doctors' warnings.

Church of Zion worshippers met at Mongkok Stadium following controversy caused by 'miracle cure' claims which came to light after some members complained of feeling ill.

22 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Follower gushes over 'medical miracle'

Members of the Church of Zion claimed there was a medical conspiracy against the use of the chemical recommended by their church elders.

22 Jul 1996 - 12:00am