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  1. Sick list

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sulfur dioxide Can impair respiratory function and aggravate existing respiratory diseases causing severe distress and cardiac illnesses. Non-respirable suspended particles Larger ... diseases. Carbon monoxide Reduces amount of oxygen delivered to the body's organs and tissues. Causes shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches and loss of co-ordination. Ozone Can cause ...

  2. $1b health bill to treat the victims of a choking killer

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

    ... for hospital admissions, and visits to accident and emergency wards, general outpatients' clinics and private doctors for treatment of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. 'These ... pollution places on the health-care system. His studies show that the number of hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases increased by 1.5 to 3 per cent for every 10-microgram ...

  3. News - China

    Judge officials on health, environment too: expert

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

    ... 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 on the sideline of the annual session of the National People's Congress, Zhong said smog was the major cause of respiratory diseases and led to lung cancer and illnesses affecting the cardiovascular ...

  4. Ill at ease in an unhealthy environment

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... deaths from cardiovascular diseases; 1.7 million deaths are diarrhoea-related; 1.5 million deaths are from respiratory diseases; 1.4 million from cancers; 1.3 million from lung diseases ... Margaret Cheng Environmental factors are responsible for close to a quarter of all human diseases and kill 4 million children every year. That news may not come as much of a shock ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ CADMIUM

    Quiz: Cadmium in food

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease and other serious conditions. "Cadmium is virtually everywhere, and it is taken up into the human body and bio-accumulates for decades ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    PM2.5 air pollutants causing more deaths than estimated, study says

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to pose greater health risks than more than a dozen other air pollutants. They damage lung tissue and the cardiovascular system, cause lung cancer and other deadly diseases, and lead to a higher ... health hazards in urban areas. Environmentalists have hailed the study, released yesterday, as ground-breaking, with data linking poor air quality to deadly diseases. Noting that the World Bank ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong scientists to launch alternative air quality health index

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

    ... system. Modelled on a Canadian approach, the new index will be calculated on the risks of hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases from the sum of four air pollutants- ...

  8. Smog lifts in Beijing- for now

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the past week saw reports of respiratory disease and brain dysfunction rise 13 per cent compared to the previous week, statistics from the Beijing Emergency Medical Centre showed. Doctors had warned that people, especially patients with asthma, high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases, should understand the health hazards of air pollution and try to avoid going outside when ...

  9. Health issues highlight need to act on pollution

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of cardiovascular disease among Asians. The incidence of heart disease also reflects changing dietary habits and the ageing of the population. Smoking remains a better established individual risk factor ... away. The latest example is a report in this newspaper today relating air pollution to a clinical sore-eye condition and heart disease. A local ophthalmologist says irritating air pollutants ...

  10. The Big Issue

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Factbox According to the Environmental Protection Department, when the roadside Air Pollution Index (API) reaches 101 to 200, those with heart or respiratory illnesses (such as coronary heart and cardiovascular diseases, asthma, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive airways diseases) are advised to avoid staying in areas with heavy traffic. If they need to remain in areas ...




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