BEIJING, Aug 3 (Reuters) - China closed a chemical plant after local residents in central Hunan Province protested against cadmium pollution, which killed two people and affected hundreds of others, media reported on Monday.
A study reported in ScienceDaily Oct. 1, 2012, has outlined the biological mechanism by which zinc deficiency can develop with age, leading to a decline of the immune system and increased inflammation associated with many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease and diabetes. Read a full article at:
This letter details CDFA's interaction with Wolf Trax. While they continue to be registered, Wolf Trax was directed by CDFA to remove references to efficiency ratios from their web site.
This paper is a simple review of news articles and press releases concerning Chinese zinc sulfate contaminated with cadmium and lead. Note that the buyers of the contaminated product not the manufacturer/exporters have been held liable for the damages and losses involved. These losses have been the equivalent of millions of US dollars.
Read the full article here: Chinese Contaminated Zinc Sulfate Review.pdf
Fertilizer industry officials warned their members about the increased chance that imported Chinese zinc fertilizers could contain high levels of cadmium. Other countries around the world are experiencing high levels of cadmium in the zinc sulfate imported from China. They have been asking USDA for techniques to remediate soils.
The International Zinc Association and the Ministry of Agriculture in China have extended an ongoing cooperative project to promote zinc fertilizers in China. This extention follows the extremely successful zinc fertilizer research and demonstration effort that started in 2011.
Teck Resources Limited and BASF have announced a joint agreement to develop zinc fortification and supplementation solutions to help reduce zinc deficiency among 100 million people in developing countries by 2015.
Many zinc fertilizer products claim to be more efficient and instruct dealers to apply less zinc than soil lab recommends. Do these claims have merit?