Toxic food residue persists as weak laws regulate chemical manufacturers

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Toxic food residue persists as weak laws regulate chemical manufacturers

VietNamNet Bridge - “The Food Safety Law, containing overlapping provisions and legal loopholes, tends to protect the benefit of chemicals manufacturers,” said Dr Tran Tuan, director of the Research and Training Center for Community Development (RTCCD).

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Indonesia: hundreds evacuated as Mt. Egon volcano erupts

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More than 1,200 people were evacuated from their homes on January 19 as Mt. Egon volcano, in the eastern Flores island of Indonesia, spewed ashes and toxic gas into the air.

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Chinese toxic sticker sets sold near schools

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Chinese toxic sticker sets sold near schools

VietNamNet Bridge – Chinese stickers containing phthalates – a group of toxic chemicals believed to be harmful to human health – are still being sold by street vendors and toy stores near primary schools in Ha Noi despite warnings from local agencies.

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Singapore: Sweet potatoes grown in Vietnam are safe

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Singapore: Sweet potatoes grown in Vietnam are safe

Japanese sweet potatoes grown in Vietnam that turn green after boiled are safe to eat, the Agri-Food & Veterunary Authority of Singapore (AVA) clarified on January 12 in response to a widely circulated message that said the root vegetables are toxic.

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Vietnam reacts after Taiwanese reports of toxic Vietnamese-made chopsticks

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Vietnam reacts after Taiwanese reports of toxic Vietnamese-made chopsticks

While Taiwanese media have recently reported that several disposable chopsticks imported from Vietnam have been found containing toxic chemicals, Vietnamese makers of the common utensils assert that they have never used any toxins in production.

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Localities active in caring for AO/dioxin victims

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Localities active in caring for AO/dioxin victims

Localities throughout the country have held a wide range of activities to support Agent Orange/dioxin victims, many of whom live in poverty and suffer from serious diseases as consequences of exposure to the toxic chemical.

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Mining sludge fills northern Vietnam river after waste storage disaster

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Mining sludge fills northern Vietnam river after waste storage disaster

The concrete bottom of a waste reservoir at a zinc-lead mining company in Cao Bang Province broke on Tuesday afternoon, releasing hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of toxic sludge into a local river.

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Toxic smog brings nightmare 'white Christmas' to Beijing

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Toxic smog brings nightmare 'white Christmas' to Beijing

Beijing residents woke up to a white Christmas Friday morning but with the sky obscured by thick toxic smog rather than snow after more than 100 million people across China had been warned to stay indoors.

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Toxic chemicals from gold mining destroys environment

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Toxic chemicals from gold mining destroys environment

VietNamNet Bridge – Illegal mining has become a complex issue, especially the toxic chemicals utilised in the process, as they are a serious health hazard for the surrounding neighbourhood.

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Toxic chemicals from gold mining destroys environment

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Toxic chemicals from gold mining destroys environment

Illegal mining has become a complex issue, especially the toxic chemicals utilised in the process, as they are a serious health hazard for the surrounding neighbourhood.

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Something in the water: The dark and deadly secret behind Saigon cheap coffee

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Something in the water: The dark and deadly secret behind Saigon cheap coffee

A market of industrial chemicals in Ho Chi Minh City is having a new product on sale. And it has quickly become a bestseller.

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Cambodian tainted rice wine kills 19, leaves 172 ill

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Cambodian tainted rice wine kills 19, leaves 172 ill

Rice wine brewed with a toxic level of alcohol has killed at least 19 people and left 172 more in hospital in northeast Cambodia, the health ministry said Sunday.

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Cancer burden in Vietnam: P2 – The culprits

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Cancer burden in Vietnam: P2 – The culprits

Causes of cancer may range from exposure to toxic chemicals, environmental pollution to viruses.

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Vietnamese shoppers swear by food test kits

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Vietnamese shoppers swear by food test kits

For more than two months now, Hanoian housewife Nguyen Thanh Thuy says a Russian-made food test kit has been an inseparable companion on shopping trips to local markets and supermarkets.

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Why Beijing's air has turned deadly and how it can be reversed

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Why Beijing's air has turned deadly and how it can be reversed

With toxic haze forecast to return to Beijing on Saturday, many city residents are asking how a deterioration in air quality can be reversed and what city officials can do to avoid the kind of “red alert” that curtailed daily life in the nation’s capital this week.

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