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  1. Comment - Letters

    Air quality index should provide more accurate information

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Air quality index should provide more accurate information When the transition from the Hong Kong Air Pollution Index (API) to the Air Quality and Health Index (AQHI) took ... to the public. The API showed exact pollution charts, enabling the public to assess the severity of serious air quality occurrences. The AQHI charts only describe as 10+ all serious air pollution, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    MTR yet to switch to new Air Quality Health Index for pollution warnings

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR yet to switch to new air-quality index The switch to the government's new measure of air pollution appears to be proving a challenge for the MTR. Although the new Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) officially came into force at the end of last year, the Sunday Morning Post found the train company was still using the old Air Pollution Index (API) ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New air quality index hits highest level on second day

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:36am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Authorities issue health warning after reading in Causeway Bay, but say Tai Po's was inaccurate Air quality index hits highest level twice in a day The new air quality health index (AQHI) hit its most serious level not once but twice yesterday- though one was a false alarm. At noon yesterday, the general air quality monitoring station in Tai ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    New air quality index warns of 'very high' health risks

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Authorities advise preschools to keep pupils indoors as new AQHI system kicks in Air quality index warns of 'very high' health risks Kindergartens ... system. Launched today, the new Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) replaces the Air Pollution Index (API), which had been in use since 1995. According to the Environmental Protection ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new air quality health index shows changes at four out of nine monitoring stations

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 05:15am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com But more moderate gradings of pollutants does not mean new system is less stringent Three down, one up in revised air index Air quality recordings released ... But environmentalists said this did not mean that the new index, the air quality health index (AQHI), was less stringent than the old one- the air pollution index (API). "In fact, it reflects the health ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    City has enough air quality index stations, but more are being planned

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... by red tape. Environment officials told the hearing that they were briefing government departments about a new air quality index and hoped to discuss it with the Legco environmental affairs panel ... needs. But there hasn't been a conclusion within the government yet." Loh said the bureau accepted an expert report to replace the existing 17-year-old air quality index and were ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong scientists to launch alternative air quality health index

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... SCIENTISTS TO LAUNCHOWN AIR QUALITY INDEX Pollution scientists who developed a new air quality alert system for the government that was never adopted plan to launch it themselves. The experts say their air quality health index (AQHI), to be provided on a website as early as next month, will offer the public better, clearer and more timely advice on health risks than the present government ...

  8. Air quality index may grade risks to health

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the results of a review of air quality objectives enacted 23 years ago. The recommended system is modelled on the Canadian Air Quality Health Index, which has a scale of 1 to 10 and shows four ... of various pollutants. This emerged as the choking sandstorm that had blanketed the city since Sunday night- pushing the air pollution index off the top of a 500-point scale and forcing some pilots ...

  9. Minister defends air-quality index

    Posted Dec 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The environment minister yesterday defended the regional air-quality index, which has been criticised for offering limited information, saying the public would ... air-quality index, then it could serve as an indicator allowing us to adjust our activities, like requiring power companies to cut generation or even asking the Disney to stop its fireworks ...

  10. Air quality index hides extent of pollution, says concern group

    Posted Nov 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong's air pollution index will have to drop well below 20 if the World Health Organisation's latest air quality guidelines are to be met, says a newly formed ... that the index hid the truth about the air's poor quality as it was linked to outdated objectives, set in 1987. The group also criticised the government for failing to recognise air quality ...




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