Cancer cases soar in Vietnam, many related to eating, drinking habits

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Cancer cases soar in Vietnam, many related to eating, drinking habits

The number of cancer cases in Vietnam has risen steadily since 1998, with 100,000-150,000 new patients and 70,000 deaths caused by the disease annually, according to figures a research group from the 175 Military Hospital released at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.

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Victims of mushroom poisoning stable

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

Victims of mushroom poisoning stable

The conditions of 20 people hospitalised after consuming toxic mushrooms have been stable and no casualties have been reported, a health official said.

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60 garment workers faint in southern Vietnam after toxic gas leak

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60 garment workers faint in southern Vietnam after toxic gas leak

Around 60 garment workers in the southern province of Dong Nai were hospitalized after being exposed to a toxic gas that had apparently leaked from a neighboring factory on Monday, doctors said.

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Vietnam probes tea exports amid Taiwan's allegations of dioxin contamination

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Vietnam probes tea exports amid Taiwan's allegations of dioxin contamination

Vietnam's agriculture ministry has ordered an exhaustive investigation into allegations that some back tea shipments to Taiwan were contaminated with the highly toxic compound dioxin.

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Woman caught making sugar using toxic acid in Vietnam

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Woman caught making sugar using toxic acid in Vietnam

Authorities have caught an unlicensed sugar producer in south-central Vietnam using a harmful acid and an unidentified chemical while making yellow sugar, which was sold to cafés and eateries.

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HCM City misses environmental targets

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Only 20 per cent of the 8,000 tonnes of urban waste in HCM City is treated, according to the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Toxic waste volume has increased every year as treatment facilities have not been upgraded.

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Vietnam not issue certificate of food safety to Ghanaian toxic palm oil

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The Vietnam Food Administration, a part of the Ministry of Health, responsible for managing food hygiene, safety, and quality, yesterday said it has not issued certificate of food safety to palm oil from Ghana of Kemtoy Miyan Cash & Carry, which the UK’s Department of Food Safety is asking to remove from market due to containing the illegal dye known as Sudan IV, which is genotoxin and carcinogen.

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Three people hospitalized for eating toxic crabs

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An inhabitant in Ly Son Island, 30km off the central province of Quang Ngai province coast, May 8 was rushed to the provincial General Hospital for emergency treatment in severe condition after eating a toxic crab.

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Toxic crab consumption almost kills three

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Toxic crab consumption almost kills three

Three workers in Ly Son Island, 30km off Quang Ngai province coast, ate toxic crabs but narrowly escaped death after receiving treatment at the island's medical centre early this morning.

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Pine forest dying of chemical contamination

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Pine forest dying of chemical contamination

VietNamNet Bridge - The pine forest in Subregion No 144A of the Da Nhim Protective Forest in Lam Dong has been contaminated with chemicals.

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Grisly effects of Agent Orange haunt Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

In a special report from Da Nang, Reuters TV Chief Asia Correspondent Tara Joseph investigates how the powerful and toxic chemicals used in Agent Orange are still causing disturbing birth defects, decades after the end of the Vietnam War.

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All incinerators in Vietnam produce dioxin: scientists

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All incinerators in Vietnam produce dioxin: scientists

Scientists believe that every incinerator in Vietnam could be a source of dioxin generation as all of them operate with outdated technologies.

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Customs seize ivory from Europe

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Customs seize ivory from Europe

Customs officers at Ha Noi's Noi Bai International Airport seized yesterday more than 65 kilos of ivory horns and tusks, believed to come from African rhinocerous and elephants.

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Rhino horns worthless and potentially deadly

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"It is not difficult to find sellers of rhinoceros horns," declared a woman who was attending an online speech in HCM City by Dr Lorinda Hern, founder of the Rhino Rescue Project, on Wednesday.

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High concentration of dioxin found at waste treatment plants

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High concentration of dioxin found at waste treatment plants

VietNamNet Bridge - Scientists have for the first time rung the alarm over the high dioxin concentration in emissions and waste water in waste treatment plant areas.

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