RedskyNews Category: Scurvy – Event 8

China’s Heavy Metal Crops


Looking for a good way to consume a higher daily dose of lead, arsenic, and cadmium? Try smoking Chinese cigarettes. According to a Reuters report, a recent tobacco study conducted by researchers from the Buffalo-based Roswell Park Cancer Institute found

Toxic Legacy Blights Europe


Abandoned mines in Romania leach water contaminated by heavy metals into rivers. A Hungarian chemical plant produces more than 100,000 tonnes of toxic substances a year. Soil in eastern Slovakia is contaminated with cancer-producing PCBs. The flood of toxic sludge

UN Completes Nigeria Lead Survey


A United Nations team has finished collecting dozens of soil and water samples in a region of northern Nigeria where acute lead poisoning due to backyard gold digging has sickened hundreds of children this year, leading to excess deaths. The

Britain Faces Food Crisis As Soil Vanishes


British farming soil could run out within 60 years, leading to a catastrophic food crisis and drastically higher prices for consumers, scientists warn. Fertile soil is being lost faster than it can be replenished and will eventually lead to the

Food Shortage, Health Threats: WHO Chief


GENEVA (AFP) – Insufficient food, climate change and pandemic flu are global crises which could unravel progress in public health, the World Health Organisation’s director general said Monday. “These three critical events, these clear threats to international security, have the

China Says 10% Of Farming Land Contaminated


Over 10 percent of China’s farm land is contaminated, threatening the ability of the world’s most populous nation to feed itself, the official Xinhua news agency has said. Excessive fertilizer use, dirty water and solid waste were among the main