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  1. Poor air quality linked to rise in hospital admissions for asthma

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The government has been urged to improve air quality after a Chinese University study showed that air pollution significantly increased hospital admissions for asthma patients. ... or above. 'Asthma is an airway disease involving the respiratory system in which the airway constricts and becomes inflamed. Poor air quality can irritate the airway and cause shortness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606260/poor-air-quality-linked-rise-hospital-admissions-asthma
  2. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... the eating of fruit and vegetables in schools, improving the nutritional quality of school lunches, controlling advertising and imposing taxes on some foods, alongside initiatives to encourage more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  3. Toxic gases stunting lung growth in the young

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... has warned. Anthony Hedley, professor of community medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said children, apart from the elderly and the sick, were most sensitive 'receivers' of air pollution. Children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution because their lungs are not fully formed. Their airways are smaller, and more likely to become blocked when irritated. Children also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546909/toxic-gases-stunting-lung-growth-young
  4. Facilities ensure quality from beginning to end

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... air-conditioning system protects products from cross-contamination, dust and bacteria. All Vita Green products are independently tested to certify safety and quality before distribution to its outlets. ... ingredients at its Guangxi factories and guarantees that all materials are of the best quality. Extracted lingzhi powder is sent to its Hong Kong factory, in Ap Lei Chau, for encapsulation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695079/facilities-ensure-quality-beginning-end
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing smog scarier than Sars, says medical expert

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... of those admitted to a children’s hospital in Beijing were suffering from respiratory infections, the newspaper said. The latest data, from the city’s US embassy Air Quality Index at 10am, showed ... “There were many ways to get away from Sars... you could have avoided it by leaving [a room] or taking different methods of prevention, but air pollution, indoor pollution – you can’t run away ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1140102/beijing-smog-scarier-sars-says-medical-expert
  6. Incense and busy temples pose health risk

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A study finds the fumes that most brands emit breach official air-quality goals The public has been warned against burning too much incense and staying too long in temples because of the risk from pollutants in the fumes. The warning comes after a Polytechnic University study of emission levels from 10 brands of incense in a laboratory, and testing of air quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486903/incense-and-busy-temples-pose-health-risk
  7. A bill of rights for mainland smokers, just to clear the air

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are 'the future' of humanity, and that restaurant employees are often young people who have no choice over the quality of the air they breathe at work. Thus, we have the right to endanger ... selfishness and disharmony; and We have the right to determine the quality of your air in the public space you're in right now. In this matter, we are the rulers of your air quality. And what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718073/bill-rights-mainland-smokers-just-clear-air
  8. Key pollutant levels still high

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The gap between China's air quality standards and those recommended by the World Health Organisation has contributed to the never-ending dispute over Beijing's ... it made when it bid for the Games to reach the air quality levels of major cities in developed countries. 'Different countries vary in their air quality standards, and the WHO does not have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644837/key-pollutant-levels-still-high
  9. Lung disease patients 'leaving HK'

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... with such coughing each month. 'But now, I see five or six every week. Allergic coughing is a real problem associated with poor air quality.' Dr Li said several of his patients suffering from lung ... that the number of patients suffering from breathing problems surged a few days after the air pollution index (API) rose. Professor Hui said days of poor air quality were dreaded by people suffering from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475605/lung-disease-patients-leaving-hk
  10. Air out offices, flu expert urges

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... poor air quality and ventilation in offices as a possible culprit. 'Many offices use central air-conditioning systems. When a worker contracts flu, the virus will easily spread through the air,' he said. 'Commercial buildings should clean their air-conditioning systems more often. Asthma and allergic rhinitis patients are especially sensitive to poor air quality and have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632182/air-out-offices-flu-expert-urges

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