Team to in­ves­ti­gate ill­nesses at school

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

A joint in­ves­ti­ga­tion team was formed to look into pol­lu­tion-re­lated ill­nesses among stu­dents at a school in Jiangsu prov­ince.

The team was set up by the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion.

Of 641 stu­dents ex­am­ined at hos­pi­tals, 493 have been di­ag­nosed with dis­eases and con­di­tions re­lated to pol­lu­tion, in­clud­ing der­mati­tis, bron­chi­tis and blood ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Some were found to have leukemia and lym­phoma.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion team has trav­eled to Changzhou and will re­lease its find­ings to the pub­lic as soon as pos­si­ble. The Changzhou govern­ment has also formed an in­ves­ti­ga­tion team.

Ac­cord­ing to the Changzhou au­thor­i­ties, par­ents and the Changzhou For­eign Lan­guage School hired pro­fes­sional test­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions in late March to check the qual­ity of in­door air, soil and ground­wa­ter. The re­sults showed that all met na­tional stan­dards.


The in­ter­ac­tive ro­bot “Jia Jia” was un­veiled last week by the Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy of China (USTC) in East China’s An­hui prov­ince. It took three years to de­velop the ro­bot, which can speak, show mi­cro-ex­pres­sions, move its lips, and move its body. Jia Jia will be on show at the 2016 China (Shang­hai) In­ter­na­tional Tech­nol­ogy Fair un­til Satur­day.

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