Short supply of clean water puts one million locals at risk 30/03/2015, 11:12:24 AM (VNS)-The lack of clean water was affecting 1 million Vietnamese each year, the Government's portal chinhphu.vn reported from a conference held in Ha Noi on Thursday.
Elevated disease concerns in Vietnam for 2015 09/01/2015, 02:15:18 PM (VNA)-Vietnam is likely to face the spread of dangerous infectious diseases in 2015 such as Ebola, bird flu, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and measles, especially in zones with large population fluctuations and ethnic minority areas, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Ministry of Health’s General Department of Preventive Medicine.
Village lead production hurts local children 11/12/2014, 08:45:26 AM (VNS/VNN)-Producing lead from batteries has become a lucrative occupation for residents of Dong Mai Village. Yet few realise how seriously it is affecting children, 300 of whom currently suffer from lead poisoning, according to the National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Central Region: Red-tailed vipers attacking people in their homes 24/11/2014, 01:59:27 PM (VietNamNet Bridge)-Climate change, which has led to habitat destruction, has prompted red-tailed vipers (Trimeresurus albolabris) to enter residential quarters in the central region and attack people.
Lead poisoning cases soar 28/10/2014, 03:05:38 PM (VNS/VNN)-Health experts say lead poisoning has risen to alarming levels in Viet Nam, especially among children.
Heart disease on the rise in Vietnam: conference 13/10/2014, 02:39:12 PM (VNA)-Vietnam has seen an alarming increase of hypertension and heart disease following its rapid socio-economic development in recent decades.
Cancer cases multiply near Dong Van Industrial Zone 06/10/2014, 08:03:26 AM (VietNamNet Bridge)-Many residents in villages in Ha Nam Province’s Duy Tien District became seriously ill and lost their jobs after giving up farmland to the state to make room for the Dong Van Industrial Zone (IZ) in the province.
HCM City air pollution causes major health problems 24/09/2014, 05:15:22 PM (VNS/VNN)-Rampant air-borne pollution is causing massive health problems in leading cities throughout Viet Nam, according to a report recently released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Landfill “technology” threatening people’s health 05/09/2014, 09:46:18 AM (VietNamNet Bridge)-Landfill, the most popular waste treatment method now in Vietnam, has been seriously polluting the environment and underground water sources, and affecting people’s health. The bad effects would become more obvious in 10-15 years.
Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water 03/09/2014, 09:06:06 AM (VNS)-People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.
Vietnam ignores scientists’ warnings about asbestos use 31/07/2014, 10:18:20 AM (VietNamNet Bridge)-Despite the World Health Organization’s (WHO) strong warnings against the use of asbestos (chrysotile) and the ban of asbestos in many countries, Vietnam continues to use it because of its cheap costs.
Meeting marks World Hepatitis Day 29/07/2014, 03:38:16 PM (VNA)-A meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 28 in response to World Hepatitis Day, during which a representative from the World Health Organisation released statistics showing that 11 in every 100,000 Vietnamese people are infected with hepatitis virus - a “silent killer”.
Clear differences between organic and non-organic food 12/07/2014, 10:06:55 AM (Theguardian)-Organic food has more of the antioxidant compounds linked to better health than regular food, and lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides, according to the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date.
Ebola: WHO calls emergency talks on outbreak 02/07/2014, 10:48:19 AM (BBC)-Health ministers from 11 African countries are meeting in Accra, Ghana, in an attempt to "get a grip" on the deadly and worsening Ebola outbreak.
Light pollution a HCM City health hazard 20/06/2014, 08:25:28 AM (VNS/VNN)-Many people in HCM City complain that they are nervous and screw up their eyes when travelling on Truong Chinh Street from Tham Luong Bridge to the An Suong intersection.
New technology to combat illegal wildlife trade in 12/05/2015, 07:54:01 AM (MOITRUONG.COM.VN)-WildScan, an endangered species identification and response mobile phone application, was launched in Vietnam today to provide local law enforcement officials with an effective tool to combat wildlife trafficking.
Waste importers to pay security deposits 08/05/2015, 08:19:13 AM (VNS)-Individuals and organisations that import waste materials for production purposes must pay security deposits up to 20 per cent of the imported goods' value from the middle of next month.
Buddhist monk spends life saving rare bamboo speci 04/05/2015, 08:31:56 AM (VNS)-Buddhist bikku (monk) Thich The Tuong has been working hard to turn his one hectare farm into a bamboo conservatory on the Son Tra Mountain, which protects over 110 bamboo species.
Viet Nam's elephants on brink of extinction 27/04/2015, 09:15:46 AM (VNS)-Experts and conservationists are calling for increased funding and efforts to save the dwindling number of elephants in Viet Nam.
Grievous misuse of environmental protection fees 27/04/2015, 09:03:01 AM (VIR)-An attempt to misuse environmental protection fees collected from miners was uncovered by a Vietnam Minerals Coalition survey.
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