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Root of the problem still unknown

GEORGE TOWN: Metal poisoning along the coastal areas of Teluk Bahang looks to be worsening while the root cause remains unknown. Operators of fish farms along the coast are worried for the survival of marine resources such as sea algae and other plant life, should the content of heavy metal spike further.

‘Metal poisoning being investigated’

GEORGE TOWN: The Department of Environment (DOE) and Fisheries Department have been tasked with investigating reports of a high level of metal poisoning in Penang seas.

Seafood lovers should eat less shellfish due to heavy metal poisoning risk

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Seafood lovers living on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia are being warned to reduce their shellfish consumption because of the risk of heavy metal poisoning.

Illegal dumping turns into a big disaster

PASIR GUDANG: What started as a convenient dumping of chemicals beneath a bridge in Kota Masai has turned into a disaster with almost 500 people, mainly children, treated for respiratory ailments.

Exclusive - U.S. Army forms plan to test 40,000 homes for lead following Reuters report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has drafted a plan to test for toxic lead hazards in 40,000 homes on its bases, military documents show, in a sweeping response to a Reuters report that found children at risk of lead poisoning in military housing.

Special Report - Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards ignored

FORT BENNING, Georgia (Reuters) - Army Colonel J. Cale Brown put his life on the line in two tours of duty in Afghanistan, earning a pair of Bronze Stars for his service. In between those deployments, Brown received orders to report to Fort Benning, the sprawling Georgia base that proudly describes itself as the century-old home of the U.S. infantry.

German police investigate 21 deaths after employee caught poisoning colleague's lunch

BERLIN (Reuters) - Authorities opened an investigation into 21 deaths at a company in northwestern Germany, after an employee was caught on camera poisoning a colleague's lunch, police said.

You can't take it with you when you're gone

A chance encounter with an elderly stranger proved to be a life-changing event.

More than 8 tooth fillings could put your health at risk

Study recommends no more than eight dental fillings to keep mercury levels down.