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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

    ... hospitals and the concentration of pollutants in Hong Kong from 2000 to 2005. The study found that when the concentration of ozone increased 10 micrograms per cubic metre, the overall risk ... 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. ...

  2. Dishing the dirt on cleaning products

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Protection Agency and other air quality researchers. In Hong Kong, coupled with the air pollution, this can lead to a multitude of health problems. 'Outdoor air pollutants such as nitrogen ... damage and cancer. Kwong's daughter, Claudia, was particularly affected by the dual impact of poor air quality and VOCs. 'The air pollution in Hong Kong was bad enough. Then I noticed ...

  3. Heat's on as Hong Kong heads for a wall of trouble

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... controversy, there is a debate raging in Hong Kong over whether tall buildings are having a negative environmental impact. Opinion is divided, with green groups insisting that skyscrapers trap heat and raise temperatures by several degrees in cities such as Hong Kong. Environmentalists claim skyscrapers block the movement of air through the 'wall effect', thereby stopping the natural ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Allergies need to become a medical discipline in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... says. "As there are more pollutants in the air, people are exposed to more allergens." Dr Lee Tak-hong, head of the new Allergy Centre at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, ... Richard Lord healthpost@scmp.com Allergies are becoming more common in Hong Kong but a shortage of trained specialists is hampering treatment for sufferers, writes Richard Lord Not up ...

  5. Should Hong Kong extend its smoking ban to the streets?

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Yuen, Naomi Ng

    ... place like Hong Kong, with its narrow streets and pushy crowds, it's nearly impossible to avoid inhaling second-hand smoke. By banning smoking on the streets, we can all enjoy better air ... Alvin Yuen, Naomi Ng Alvin Yuen, 18, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology There are two major problems which need to be addressed with the notion of banning smoking ...

  6. Toxic gases stunting lung growth in the young

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

    ... Raymond Ma Hong Kong children will suffer significant deficiencies in lung capacity when they get older because of the toxic gases from car exhausts that they are breathing today, a doctor 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 ...

  7. Pollution link to surge in breathing problems

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to quickly implement a total smoking ban in Hong Kong to improve air quality. They also blamed emissions from vehicles and power plants as well as pollutants from the Pearl River Delta ... in 1991. Dr Ko believed that air quality had played a significant role in the deterioration of respiratory health among elderly people in Hong Kong. 'The subjects in the study were people who ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby, study finds

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby Pregnant women increase the risk of having a low-birth-weight baby when they breathe in air pollution from vehicles, heating and coal power plants, an international study has concluded. The research, the most extensive of its kind on the link between air pollution and fetal development, found ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Resetting the body clock can affect health

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... regarded" as a public health issue by overseas environmental and medical authorities, said a group of academics in a paper on the adverse health effects of the Hong Kong environment. "Many ... glands," said the academics from the University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health, in the paper. It may also be linked to "sleep deprivation, depression, heart disease, and cancer ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from ... people have died. There have been four cases in Hong Kong; three of the victims have died. The first, Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti, was released from Tuen Mun Hospital earlier ...




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