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The Dangers of Saigon Street Coffee

You might want to think twice before buying your next cà phê sữa đá on the street. If you can call it that, really: “industrial chemicals” is not a phrase you want to have associated with your morning joe. Unfortunately, however, this may be a more accurate description than “coffee” these days.

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Vietnam’s Air Quality Among the Worst in the World

We’ve known for a while that air quality in Vietnam is less than stellar. Based on recent readings, we know for sure that breathing in Saigon is a risky proposition, but new statistics released by Yale University shows just how bad things are.

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Japan Tech Could be The Key to Scrubbing Agent Orange From Vietnam

Agent Orange contamination, along with unexploded ordnance (UXOs), have proven to be the two most harmful legacies of the American War in terms of public health. While experts say it could take an estimated 300 years to clear 800,000 tons of UXOs in Vietnam, Japan may have just found the key to cleaning up soil tainted by Agent Orange, the chemical defoliant used by the U.S. military in its herbicidal warfare program.

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Vietnam Posts Average Ranking Among World's Healthiest Countries

Between pollution, beer consumption and cigarettes, Vietnam faces its fair share of challenges in the health department.

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Saigon's Air Quality Report Just Came Out and It's Not Good

As you may have noticed over the past month, Saigon's ambient air pollution is getting worse.

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Antibiotic Resistance Is Growing in Vietnam at a Dangerous Rate

As antibiotic resistance in Vietnam continues to rise, the country faces a growing number of powerful superbugs which experts warn could jeopardize public health.

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Health Officials May Require 'Rape Verification' For Certain Abortions

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health may require rape victims seeking an abortion for a fetus older than 12 weeks to verify that they have been sexually assaulted.

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Saigon Sees a Sharp Rise in Dengue Fever

This has been a tough year for dengue in Vietnam. While health officials have been cautioning for months now that the illness, passed by mosquitoes, is on the rise, dengue has reached peak levels in the past few weeks.

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[Video] Saigon Slaughterhouse Caught Dyeing Chickens With Chemicals

You might want to hold off on the phở gà for a while. Apparently, in order to give its produce that tasty, chicken-fat-yellow hue, one local slaughterhouse has been dipping its freshly-killed chickens in a combination of chemicals and kerosene.

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Here's Why Saigon Is Missing From This Pollution Map

If you've ever taken a deep breath during rush hour, you know clean air is not exactly abundant in Saigon.

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Street Food Vendors May Be Required to Comply With New Food Safety Regulation

Street food could soon get a thorough cleaning, as new regulations proposed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade seek to bring food safety standards to Saigon's roadside dining.

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