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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

Get advice on tooth whiteners, public told

Professional advice should be sought before resorting to home-use tooth-whitening products, the Consumer Council says.

16 Aug 2005 - 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

There's something to smile about if your goal is sparkling teeth. But when it comes to whitening and bleaching, be sure to listen to the professionals

IN A TECHNOLOGICALLY-ADVANCED, consumer-oriented world, buying beauty gets easier by the day. A Botox jab can sort out laughter lines, laser surgery can smooth over skin.

And discoloured teeth can be fixed with a splash of peroxide solution. Not literally, of course. The safety of teeth whitening procedures has been the subject of much controversy.

31 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Leave church followers alone

I watched the edition of Hong Kong Today, on ATV Home, on July 26.

In the programme, several 'experts' were invited to air their views on the burning issue - the pastor of the Church of Zion advocated the drinking of hydrogen peroxide.

I have some reservations on the use of hydrogen peroxide as a medicine for internal use.

1 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

Police probe church's use of chemical

Police have begun an investigation into the use of hydrogen peroxide by Church of Zion followers at the request of the Health Department.

At a meeting with Democratic Party members yesterday, Deputy Director of Health Dr Lam Ping-yan said the department had asked for police assistance in handling the case.

27 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

Why a sect's rights must be overruled

To atheists, many religious practices seem a little weird. But that is no reason for banning them and persecuting their followers.

26 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Cult leader defends danger cure

The leader of the Church of Zion cult yesterday admitted some of his followers had become ill after drinking hydrogen peroxide but said it was their fault.

The Reverend Leung Yat-wah, whose cult has 2,000 followers, still promotes drinking the chemical which health officials say can cause serious harm. Cultists who became ill failed to take the right dosage, he said.

25 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