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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Students barred from new HKU hostel over air quality fears

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... quality fears shut hostel The University of Hong Kong may have underestimated the scale of the indoor air quality problem in its much-delayed new hostel and could face soaring bills to accommodate ... and budgeted HK$1 million for alternative accommodation. But an expert on indoor air quality said yesterday it could take up to six months and students' health could suffer if they moved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1030279/students-barred-new-hku-hostel-over-air-quality-fears
  2. Foul-air gauge for pupils too high, say critics

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Tze-wai, of Chinese University's community medicine department, said: 'We should be using the WHO air quality objectives to measure the level of individual pollutants. Our air quality ... Liz Heron Children at risk, doctors warn Medical experts have condemned the government's advice to schools on air pollution as 'totally unacceptable', saying it is failing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609707/foul-air-gauge-pupils-too-high-say-critics
  3. Schools' air quality to be checked

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A green group has launched a campaign to monitor the air quality in schools across the city. Clear the Air Hong Kong, an environmental pressure group, is offering schools a free ... Masset said. We want to include as many schools as possible.' Mr Masset said people tended to underestimate the effect indoor air quality had on health. 'We seldom think about pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632187/schools-air-quality-be-checked
  4. Tougher air-quality standards promised for HK by 2009

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong is to introduce new air quality standards by 2009 after the first review in 20 years, made in the face of repeated calls from activists and the medical community. ... to be released in September. It will be followed by public consultation in 2008 before a set of new air quality objectives and an action plan are finalised, according to a paper to be discussed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556567/tougher-air-quality-standards-promised-hk-2009
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Quality of local schools in doubt, Amcham says

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... issues. Regarding air quality, he said the government should facilitate higher environmental standards for diesel goods vehicles and buses, and move to improve public transport management ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com We need graduates in tune with 21st century business standards, forum's chairman says Amcham chief criticises quality of city's schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1123242/quality-local-schools-doubt-amcham-says
  6. Schools demand more advice on how to handle dirty-air days

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... readings. But they will have to wait until 2009 for advice on holding outdoor sports events during high pollution days as guidelines will not be reviewed until an overhaul of the whole air quality monitoring system is complete, the government has said. The Environmental Protection Department commissioned research in June to compare Hong Kong's air quality objectives with the latest World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610638/schools-demand-more-advice-how-handle-dirty-air-days
  7. Quality-of-life issues become main concern

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sustainable development index 'ambassador', Anson Chan Fang On-sang, noted that air quality had the second-worst satisfaction rating last year, having had had the fourth-best rating in 2005. ... improving air quality one of his key tasks. For the community as a whole, this is a top priority.' Mrs Copeland Chiu noted that 'overall satisfaction continues to be low', with none ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587643/quality-life-issues-become-main-concern
  8. Cutting air pollution, improving education should not be just for foreigners' sake

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the comments of David O'Rear, chief economist of the General Chamber of Commerce ('Plea to improve public schools', February 14). He groundlessly asserted that the local system has failed to meet the demand for quality education and proposed the improvement of local schools as a means to segregate local and foreign children into different schools. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993617/cutting-air-pollution-improving-education-should-not-be-just-foreigners-sake
  9. Filthy air disrupts another school event

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung At least one other school has cancelled an outdoor sports event because of fears that poor air quality could harm students' health. An inter-house cross-country event ... the postponement to poor air quality. A message on the school's website read: 'Today's [September 21] inter-house cross-country is postponed due to the high pollution.' Hong Kong has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608846/filthy-air-disrupts-another-school-event
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH SCARE

    Students told 'turn on AC' in toxic gas dorms

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan, Olga Wong

    ... of Hong Kong has alarmed air-quality experts by advising students living in its formaldehyde-plagued new residential halls to switch on air conditioners to ensure fresher air. Students moving ... quality specialist said. He added that while cooler air would cut formaldehyde emissions the problem stemmed from accumulation of the substance and without ventilation the levels would rise again ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1036142/students-told-turn-ac-toxic-gas-dorms

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