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Year: 2023

CAP’s Energy Conservation Programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato Kramat, Penang

More than 400 upper primary students from Standards 4-6 started their school day last Wednesday (29 November 2023) by listening to a talk on “Energy Saving and Conservation” by CAP. The session was very interactive – all the students were engaged in discussions and gave their opinions on greenhouse gases and the impact on climate change. #cap_ecp #cap_ecpschool #cap_ecpSKDK      
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MICROPLASTICS: BECOMING ONE WITH TRASH

Microplastics, which can have toxic effects, are everywhere – even in Malaysia. Local research has found them to be present in marine animals (fish) and in rivers. In 2017, 2 Malaysian doctors began a study which tested 11 colon surgical specimens from patients for microplastics and found them to be present in all the specimens collected. International animal studies have found microplastics...
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Toxics in Our Clothing

For this study, jackets and other clothing sold as water- or stain-resistant were purchased from 13 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Most of the jackets tested were marketed for children. Countries included were Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Serbia, Montenegro, Kenya, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the U.S. Read the press release...
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Tell-Tale Signs of Nutrient Deficiency

Our body often gives us signs when our nutrition is not on track. Fatigue, muscle aches, brittle hair and nails, mouth ulcers, hair loss, scaly skin patches, and more are all signs that you’re not getting enough nutrients for your body’s needs. Night blindness or example, is frequently due to low intakes of Vitamin A. Mouth ulcers (or canker sores) are often the result of deficiencies in B...
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GEG demise: It’s easier to fly to Mars than to flay Big Tobacco

by David Christy THE anti-smoking law in New Zealand was reduced to ashes by the new government because it needed the money from cigarette taxes. In Malaysia, the Generational Endgame Bill (GEG) was incinerated because of a provision that violated the Constitution. So we are told. Congratulations to Mr Big Tobacco and your allies. You have done it! More will certainly give up the ghost before...
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Inefficient Air-Cons are Being Dumped in Southeast Asia

Most air-cons that Southeast Asians are buying are inefficient energy guzzlers, recent research has found. They may also be obsolete in the countries that are exporting them, according to a report by non-governmental organisation CLASP, which focuses on research and promotion of appliance efficiency and energy access. Some of the appliances also contain refrigerants with high global warming...
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Building Under Construction Collapses: Authorities Need To Take Strong Action

The Penang Consumer Association (CAP) is shocked and disappointed when another building under construction collapsed. A Commission of Inquiry should be established immediately to investigate this incident. The accident involving the collapse occurred at a logistics warehouse under construction in Batu Maung, Bayan Lepas, Penang with three confirmed dead while two were seriously injured. CAP...
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Just one week on a low-salt diet can significantly improve blood pressure

The impact of switching to a low-salt diet can be seen in just one week, and the benefits to health are significant. About 75 per cent of people showed a median drop of 8mmHg (millimetres of mercury) in systolic blood pressure after they switched from a high- to a low-sodium diet for a week, according to a US study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Nov 11....
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GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

Growing your own food can help tackle your ballooning grocery bill. Although it is not possible to grow enough food to support yourself, done cleverly and cheaply you can cut your food bills with fresh greens, vegetables and herbs. If you have the space, and if you have sunlight, set up your own veggie patch. If you live in a high-rise, you can grow your own food too – old food-safe...
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