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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts urged to improve collaboration to combat air pollution

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 06:31pm

    ... prematurely kills about 1.2 million people annually in China and is the fourth biggest factor contributing to disease and death, Robert O’Keefe of the US-based Health Effects Institute said, quoting the ground-breaking Global Burden of Disease study. Hong Kong’s air quality is also a source of consternation for many, with roadside pollution a particular threat to locals. Last year, overall levels ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Eye health fears over air pollution

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

    ... medicine at the University of Hong Kong. 'However, the absolute number might be lower in the population because the baseline risk for cardiovascular disease [for Asians] is lower. 'That ... consultant at Tuen Mun Hospital. But he cautioned that no definitive studies had been conducted linking air pollution to eye diseases. He also said that allergic eye diseases were non-specific ...

  6. The air that we breathe

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Central and Mongkok. When the General API measures between 101 and 200, individuals with existing heart or respiratory illnesses, such as coronary and cardiovascular disease, asthma and chronic ...

  7. Cleaner fuels

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... could reduce emissions by 8,150 tonnes of sulphur dioxide, 7,150 tonnes of nitrogen dioxide and 440 tonnes of particulates. As a result, we could save a total of 200 deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory causes every year and also avoid 2,102 hospital admissions relating to cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. As Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said ...

  8. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Clean air to breathe is a human right, too

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... with patients seeking respiratory treatment. Zhong Nanshan, a leading respiratory disease specialist, warns that air pollution is even more frightening than the severe acute respiratory syndrome ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    US study links autism to roadside pollution

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... cancer and other diseases. It also found that they had "denied and distorted the truth as to the addictive nature of their products for several decades" adding "defendants have ... include "second-hand smoke kills over 3,000 Americans each year. Smoking causes heart disease, emphysema, acute myeloid leukaemia, and cancer of the mouth, oesophagus, larynx, lung, stomach, ...

  10. Poison in home decoration supplies kills 300,000 children a year

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... elements in ceramic tiles. Children are particularly susceptible to the poisons, according to medical experts. In sufficient quantities, the pollutants cause blood diseases, asthma, heart disease ... admitted to the hospital with a blood disease lived in homes that had been decorated within the previous six months. The dangers have been widely publicised on the mainland, and last year ...




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