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  1. News - China

    Judge officials on health, environment too: expert

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu in Beijing verna.yu@scmp.com Judge officials on health, environment too: expert The assessment of officials' performance should be based on their contribution towards improving the public's health and the environment and not just their ability to boost economic output, leading respiratory disease specialist Dr Zhong Nanshan said yesterday . Speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1184044/judge-officials-health-environment-too-expert
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing unveils blueprint to control health risks of toxic chemicals

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com For first time, policy blueprint links pollution to rising health threats in industrial areas Beijing admits 'cancer link to toxic chemicals' The central government has unveiled its first blueprint to control the environmental and health risks of toxic chemicals, and for the first time officially acknowledged the existence of "cancer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1155782/beijing-unveils-blueprint-control-health-risks-toxic-chemicals
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Northern China on health alert as smog worsens

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Pollution levels off the scale in Beijing, and with no wind, conditions could get even worse Health alert as choking smog worsens in north ... pollution data published hourly on Twitter showed the level of health-threatening PM2.5- or particles smaller than 2.5 microns- had reached 886 micrograms per cubic metre at 8pm. Its Air Quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1126724/northern-china-health-alert-smog-worsens
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wenzhou villagers riot over substation they fear is health threat

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com More than 1,000 Wenzhou locals clash with police over plant they fear is a health threat Villagers riot against building of substation More than 1,000 villagers ... high-voltage power lines over their homes, which some feared could threaten their health. At least four police cars and a local media van were badly damaged in the clashes, which involved protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1087821/wenzhou-villagers-riot-over-substation-they-fear-health-threat
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs incentives for environmental health and safety

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Henry Miller

    ... Henry Miller Henry Miller says China can beef up its health and environmental policies as the West did A safety culture rests on the right incentives China's environmental authorities ... on the river bottom. The toxic sediment will eventually be dredged. Such threats to health and the environment are common in China. The water in as many as half of the country's rivers and lakes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1068062/china-needs-incentives-environmental-health-and-safety
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Health experts on alert over virus risk

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... from the virus that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), the new virus could still turn into a global health threat if easily transmitted by humans, they said. Both Sars and the new coronavirus belong to the same virus family and cause respiratory infections. But with too few cases as yet, specific symptoms of the new bug have not been identified. However, the Health Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048001/health-experts-alert-over-virus-risk
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Health and economic fallout from climate change is already here, study says

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... Fiona Harvey Millions are dying annually, economies are ailing and developing countries are suffering the most Fallout from climate change already here Climate change is already contributing to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the wo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1050309/health-and-economic-fallout-climate-change-already-here-study
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Athletics coach Paul Wright to quit Hong Kong for sake of son's health

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka and John Carney Pollution forces coach who transformed city's athletics to leave just four months into contract Wright quits to save son's health Hong Kong's athletics coach Paul Wright will leave his post in November after just over two years in the job, amid fears his son's health problems are linked to the city's high levels of pollution. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1032477/athletics-coach-paul-wright-quit-hong-kong-sake-sons-health
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong scientists to launch alternative air quality health index

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

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Pollution alert system sidelined by government takes specific health risks into account, giving the public advice on levels of physical exertion ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1024785/hong-kong-scientists-launch-alternative-air-quality-health-index
  10. 'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Air pollution experts have again called for a new alert system to warn the public about health risks created by extreme pollution like the grey pall ... subsiding air caused by Typhoon Saola near Taiwan. Professor Wong Tze-wai, from Chinese University's School of Public Health, said he expected a surge in the number of people seeking treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008411/warn-public-health-risks-air-pollution

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