Potassium Compounds

Lab report

A small (138 grams) plain, unpeeled baked potato provides 738mg of potassium and 128 calories.

Potassium is often overlooked in diets even though its intake is linked with lower blood pressure in adults.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013, 10:16am

Time for common sense - not alarm and panic

The philosophical saying that fear springs from ignorance is especially apt with the nuclear crisis in Japan. Concern about radioactive contamination has led some Hong Kong people to avoid Japanese food and products. There has been a marked fall in business at Japanese restaurants and the country's popular cosmetics suddenly are not so sought after.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

519 medical errors listed

A total of 519 medical blunders, including one in which a patient died, were recorded in the first six months of last year, health chiefs said yesterday.

They involved medical staff giving incorrect dosages, labelling drugs incorrectly and attempting to give patients the wrong medicine.

14 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Rules failed to prevent medical error

A nurse who injected a baby with potassium chloride, slowing his heart to dangerous levels, did so despite new rules which should have prevented the accident.

Princess Margaret Hospital had taken 'immediate action' aimed at preventing a potassium chloride overdose when the incident occurred last week, a Hospital Authority spokesman said.

13 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Flour power hit by cancer scare

One item has dominated the news in Manila lately, grabbing headlines even bigger than those given to the jailhouse wedding of movie star Robin Padilla.

Padilla, while serving a 20-year sentence for brandishing a gun, has become a Muslim and changed his name to Abdul Aziz.

9 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Mills will remove additive from flour

FLOUR mills will stop using potassium bromate as an additive from next month after an international research found that it might cause cancer.

The decision was made during a meeting between Director of Health, Dr Lee Shiu-hung, and representatives from the industry yesterday.

19 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Angry reaction to flour cancer claim

MAJOR flour manufacturers are considering taking legal action against the Director of Health, Dr Lee Shiu-hung, if he refuses to correct alleged inaccuracies made in a statement about a cancer-causing additive found in local flour.

18 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Carcinogen banned from flour

THE Department of Health has ordered flour manufacturers to stop using the additive potassium bromate, after international research found that it might cause cancer.

Bakers have also been warned not to sell bread made from flour with the additive.

17 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Stock more than sufficient

I REFER to Mr Steve Ball's article headlined, ''Government accused over Daya Bay safety'' (South China Morning Post, November 5).

12 Nov 1993 - 12:00am