Ministry determined to eliminate industrial alcohol, banned chemicals

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SaiGon GP English 12 hour(s) ago

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh yesterday issued resolution on tightening management of toxic chemicals, especially industrial alcohol.

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Vietnam asks Google to remove 2,200 toxic YouTube videos

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 day(s) ago

Vietnam’s broadcast watchdog has demanded that Google pull more than 2,200 videos with ‘toxic’ content from YouTube, a deputy chief official of the authority confirmed on Friday.

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Vietnam tightens monitor on alcohol production, methanol after poisoning outbreaks

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SaiGon GP English 4 day(s) ago

Following outbreaks of methanol poisoning have occurred when methanol is used to adulterate moonshine, Vietnam's Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh yesterday presided a meeting with related agencies to tighten monitor on production and sales of alcohol as well as toxic substance methanol.

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Seven more people poisoned with toxic liquor

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SaiGon GP English 4 day(s) ago

The General Hospital in the northern province of Vinh Phuc yesterday admitted seven young men in Tho Tang town in Vinh Tuong District who had symptoms of alcohol poisoning.

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Glyphosate not classified as carcinogen by ECHA

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)'s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) on March 15 agreed to maintain the current harmonised classification of glyphosate as a substance causing serious eye damage and being toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects, but concluded that the available scientific evidence did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction.

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Vietnam warns brands of ads placed alongside ‘toxic’ YouTube content

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam’s broadcast watchdog has called on brands to consider suspending ads on YouTube to ensure their commercials will not be placed alongside ‘toxic’ content on the world’s largest video-sharing platform.

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Vietnamese mining enterprise behind broken tailing pond found lacking environmental papers

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

The tin-mining enterprise whose broken tailing pond led to an overflow of toxic refuse and mass fish deaths in nearby waters has been found to be operating without proper prerequisite environmental papers.

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Police takes criminal proceedings against toxic alcohol makers

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

Investigation Police in Hanoi yesterday decided to take criminal proceedings against methanol-tainted alcohol makers whose products drove a group of students of Pedagogy University to the Poison center in Bach Mai Hospital.

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Broken tailing pond leads to mass fish deaths in north-central Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Mass fish deaths have been reported in north-central Vietnam after a local tin mining company’s tailing pond gave way on Thursday evening, causing the toxic refuse to flow into a nearby stream.

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Seven more people poisoned by methanol-tainted alcohol

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

The Poison Control Center at Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital yesterday admitted seven more victims of toxic alcohol.

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More people come down with Paraquat - threat to human health

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Over 1,000 people in the country come down with Paraquat - a weedkiller - annually.

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Algal bloom paints red streak in Vung Ang economic zone

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

The red streak that appeared in the waters around the Vung Ang economic zone in the central province of Ha Tinh – the same area still reeling from the consequences of the Formosa toxic spill – was confirmed to have been caused by algal bloom.

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Algal bloom paints red streak in Vung Ang economic zone

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

The red streak that appeared in the waters around the Vung Ang economic zone in the central province of Ha Tinh – the same area still reeling from the consequences of the Formosa toxic spill – was confirmed to have been caused by algal bloom.

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VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-nam's face: Malaysian police

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago 2 related news

Source from the Yonhap News Agency said the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was killed with the toxic VX nerve agent, a statement by Malaysian police showed Friday.

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S. Korea urges N.K. to admit its involvement in killing of Kim Jong-nam

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

South Korea this morning called on North Korea to acknowledge that it is behind the killing of its leader's half-brother and cooperate with Malaysia's probe into the case, source from the Yonhap.

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