Pig farmers targeted in chemical probe

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VietNam News English 3 day(s) ago

Agencies in HCM City and Ha Noi and the provinces of Dong Nai, Vinh Long, Hung Yen and Thanh Hoa plan to conduct investigations into the pig breeders' use of banned chemicals in animal feed.

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Russian locality willing to further tie-ups with Da Nang

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VietnamPlus English 5 day(s) ago

Vice Governor of Russia’s Yaroslavl province Dmitry Sekretarev has suggested supplying hi-tech and inorganic chemical products to Vietnam as they are a source of local strength.

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Vietnam orders Colgate to respond to Bloomberg stories

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Vietnam orders Colgate to respond to Bloomberg stories

Vietnamese health authorities have asked Colgate Palmolive to respond to reports about the presence of a cancer-causing chemical in its toothpaste.

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Social News 22/8

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VietnamNet English 6 day(s) ago

Natural disasters out of control

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Vietnam to test Triclosan on Colgate products

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SaiGon GP English 7 day(s) ago

Triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals, and many companies are ceasing to put it in other products. Accordingly, the news of Triclosan in Colgate has caused concern amid consumers, the Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health August 20 said that this chemical triclosan is just allowed to add in cosmetic as a preservative substance with the content of less than 0.3 percent.

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VAVA seeks cooperation to improve care for AO victims

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 3 duplicate news

VAVA seeks cooperation to improve care for AO victims

The Health Ministry and the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin (VAVA) discussed measures to strengthen their cooperation in providing care for AO victims at a meeting in Hanoi on August 20.

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Mexico closes 80 schools after chemical leak

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

Sulphuric acid used to dissolve copper from ore for processing leaks out of a holding tank at the Buenavista copper mine, turning a 60-kilometre stretch of the Sonora River orange.

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Hanoi firefighters put out basement blaze at State Bank

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Hanoi firefighters put out basement blaze at State Bank

Hanoi firemen extinguished a fire in the basement of the State Bank of Vietnam on Saturday, nearly three hours after the fire broke out.

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VINACHEM helps Laos build health clinic

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago

VINACHEM helps Laos build health clinic

(VOV) - Vietnam National Chemical Group (VINACHEM) handed over a health clinic to Donkeo village, Nongbouk district, Khammouane province in Laos on August 15.

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Vietnam chemical group gifts medical station to Laos

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Vietnam chemical group gifts medical station to Laos

The Vietnam National Chemical Corporation (Vinachem) on August 15 hosted a ceremony to attach plaque to the Donkeo medical station, its gift to residents in Nongbouk district, the Lao province of Khammouane.

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Consumer activists put pressure on retailers to drop triclosan

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Consumer activists put pressure on retailers to drop triclosan

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers are under mounting pressure to eliminate products with triclosan, an antibacterial chemical used in hand soaps and Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s Total toothpaste.

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Thailand wins back foreign investors’ confidence

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

The number of investment projects seeking promotion from the Board of Investment (BoI) was growing over the past three months as a sign of improved confidence among investors, a BoI official was quoted by Thai media.

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Exhibit on Vietnam’s AO victims ongoing in southern city

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Exhibit on Vietnam’s AO victims ongoing in southern city

An exhibit showcasing hundreds of photos of Vietnam’s Agent Orange victims and historical materials on the toxic defoliant is running in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho until August 20.

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Better policy needed to support dioxin victims

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VOV News English 2 week(s) ago 2 related news

Better policy needed to support dioxin victims

Vietnam has adopted a number of policies for Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin victims, supporting them with vocational training and medical treatment.

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Better policy needed to support AO victims

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago 2 related news

Vietnam has adopted a number of policies specifically designed for Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin victims, supporting them with vocational training and medical treatment.

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