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Cadmium Poisoning From Hunan Factory Kills 26

The AFP reports on the toxic and deadly legacy left by a factory that ceased operation in 2009 in Shuangqiao, a small village in Hunan province:  At least 26 villagers have died from cadmium poisoning and hundreds more fallen...

‘Cadmium Rice’: China’s Latest Food Scandal

On Saturday and after much public outcry, food safety authorities in the southern province of Guangzhou released the names of rice producers whose products were found to contain cadmium, a toxic heavy metal. The Global Times...

Seven Fired Over Toxic Metal Spill

 Seven officials in southern China have been fired because of their failure to report the recent cadmium spill in Guangxi. When the spill first occurred, people in the region continued to use the contaminated water. This spill...

Heavy Metals Tainting China’s Rice Bowls

Recent studies reveal that as much as 10% of China’s rice is contaminated with excessive levels of heavy metals. Often, farmers in poorer areas consume most of the contaminated rice . Caixin has done an expose on...

Gu Qinger: Behind the Cadmium Poisoning of Guangdong Laborers

From the Epoch Times: Guangdong, known as a “paradise” for migrant laborers, attracts more than a million workers from China’s poor regions annually. In order to survive, they leave their families and work away from home. Huizhou Gutangao is one of the biggest industrial districts in Huizhou city, Guangdong province, and it provides many job […]

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