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Six traditional products with high levels of heavy metal

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has cautioned Malaysians against consuming several brands of traditional medicine from China and Hong Kong.

Indonesian miners risk lives in modern-day gold rush

KERENG PANGI (Indonesia) (AFP): In a desolate area of central Indonesia where lush rainforest once stood, illegal miners on the frontline of a modern-day gold rush tear up the earth in the hunt for the precious metal.

Too hot to handle

If you find yourself getting angry and is one breath short from a violent rage, look at the thermostat and check what you had for lunch. The wave of aggression could be related to your food and the weather.

Groundbreaking mercury treaty adopted by 140 countries

GENEVA: More than 140 countries agreed Saturday on a ground-breaking treaty to rein in the use and emission of health-hazardous mercury, the UN said, but environmental activists lamented it did not go far enough.

China lead pollution poisons 160 children - report

BEIJING (Reuters) - Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China's manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 children, Xinhua said on Sunday in the country's latest case of unfettered industrial toxins.

Traders can land in hot water

PETALING JAYA: Restaurant operators who overcharge customers ordering water can be punished under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.

Heavy metals pollute a tenth of China's farmland - report

BEIJING (Reuters) - About one tenth of China's farmland is polluted by lead, zinc and other heavy metals to

Apple criticized for China supply chain pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese environmental groups accused Apple Inc of turning a blind eye as its suppliers pollute the country, the latest criticism of the technology company's environmental record.

China lead pollution outbreak poisons 103 children

BEIJING (Reuters) - Lead pollution from workshops in eastern China seriously poisoned 103 children and has affected hundreds of other residents in the country's latest case of unfettered industrial toxins, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

China gives bleak assessment of its battered environment

BEIJING (Reuters) - More than half of China's cities are affected by acid rain and one-sixth of major rivers are so polluted the water is unfit even for farmland, a senior official said on Friday in a bleak assessment of the environmental price of the country's economic boom.