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Day: April 17, 2023

Low-carbon or greenwash? Award for Penang South Islands mega project criticised for setting ‘dangerous precedent’

An effort by the Malaysian government to further prop up the green credentials of a controversial mega reclamation project in Penang has been called out by environmentalists for greenwashing. The Penang South Islands project, which involves large-scale land reclamation for the development of a series of artificial islands spanning almost 17 square kilometres, was awarded a ‘low-carbon’ city...
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HSA issues warning for ‘herbal’ products after 2 women suffer steroid-induced effects

Two products – marketed separately for pain relief and cough relief – have been found to contain steroids, and Singapore health authorities have warned the public against buying or consuming them. Two women, who got the products from Malaysia through friends, experienced steroid-induced adverse effects after consuming them, said the Singapore Health Sciences Authority.  
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Vitamin B12 plays many important roles in your body, with many benefits, including: forming healthy red blood cells and DNA, helping with brain function, boosting energy levels, and may reduce risk of macular degeneration. But if you don’t produce enough of a protein called “intrinsic factor” that helps your body absorb Vitamin B12, or if you don’t eat enough Vitamin B12 foods, you may...
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The watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition in the Philippines is urging cyclists and bike mechanics to be wary of the health risks when using a glue for repairing punctured inner tubes as it may contain benzene, a carcinogenic (cancer-causing), mutagenic (can cause genetic mutations) and toxic (poisonous) substance. The group issued its latest toxic alert after buying bike repair kits in Manila that...
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  If you’re looking for an all-natural multivitamin, skip the supplement aisle and pick up some mushrooms. Among their many nutrients: B vitamins – including pantothenic acid (B5), niacin (B3), and riboflavin (B2) – plus copper and selenium. Mushrooms also have protein, fibre, potassium, vitamin D, calcium, and more. Not bad for a food that’s more than 90% water. Read more:
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