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Sodium Compounds

Toxic fumes put four in hospital

Toxic fumes created by the mixing of two cleaning solutions sent four cleaners to hospital yesterday, one in critical condition.

Tuesday, 19 April, 2011, 12:00am

Worker jailed for manufacturing cocaine

A transportation worker was jailed for 11 years and four months yesterday after admitting manufacturing cocaine and using a false identity card, the Court of First Instance heard. On February 23 last year a police raid in Lee Chung-tai's Sham Tseng premises found 391.62 grams of sodium hydroxide, an ingredient used to make cocaine.

27 Jan 2010 - 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

Hong Kong and China Gas Chinese Cookbook

Hong Kong and China Gas Chinese Cookbook

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company

21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Salt - do we really need it?

Which of the above statements is true? Unprocessed fruits, vegetables, meat and fish provide all the sodium we need, but we are eating much more than that.

Over three-quarters of the salt we eat comes from processed foods such as breakfast cereals, soups, sauces, ready meals, fast foods, ham, sausages and biscuits.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

On the shelf

1 From the name and sleek, stylish packaging, we expected Kshocolat to be made by an ultra-cool, avant-garde German producer, but were surprised to find it's made in Scotland.

5 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Flavouring drawbacks

This week Alicia Ng, 17

Alicia asks: Why does MSG make food taste so good? Can eating it cause side effects?

Wynnie says: MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a white powder which looks like sugar or salt, and is manufactured from starch, corn sugar or molasses by a fermentation process.

10 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Danger signs

There is a wide range of possible causes for a migraine attack, and sufferers have their own set of particular triggers. It is worth keeping a detailed diary of your dietary intake and lifestyle habits and any migraine attacks, in order to help you and your healthcare provider identify possible patterns or causes. Here are some to watch out for:

21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

On the shelf

1 A sturdy chef's knife is better for cutting through crisp pizza crust than a pizza wheel. But a good quality (heavy and sharp) pizza wheel is the best tool for cutting sheets of puff pastry dough - because the cutter rolls as it cuts, it doesn't fuse the delicate layers together, which would inhibit rising.

29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


Umami is gaining acceptance in the west as the fifth 'taste' (in addition to the traditional bitter, sweet, salty and sour), but its existence has been recognised in Asia, especially Japan, for about a century.

18 May 2008 - 12:00am