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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore air worsens as smoke billows in from Indonesia forest fires

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 04:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... and children are advised to “reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion” even in moderate conditions. “The hazy conditions are expected to persist for the next few days,” the NEA said. 3-hour PSI ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1262896/singapore-air-worsens-smoke-billows-indonesia-forest-fires
  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2013

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... but this will balance out in the future as fewer children are being born. The numbers in the city will fall. The wanton destruction of our living environment cannot be justified. No artificial islands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1247708/letters-editor-may-28-2013
  3. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Ginger farmers using toxic pesticide

    Posted May 06th 2013, 04:25pm by Ernest Kao

    ... found aldicarb no longer met food safety standards and had posed "unacceptable dietary risks", especially to infants and young children.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1231442/shandong-farmers-overusing-toxic-pesticide-ginger-report-finds
  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong villagers' fury at children's lead poisoning

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at children's lead poisoning Local authorities in a remote town in northern Guangdong are being accused of covering up the severity of pollution in the area. Residents reject the official tally of only 18 severe cases of lead poisoning and say hundreds of children are suffering. In May, word spread online that many children in Xingzi township, Lianzhou, had tested positive for lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1021288/guangdong-villagers-fury-childrens-lead-poisoning
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2013

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... so few people such a short distance. I wonder if its School of Energy and Environment has assessed the efficacy of such an amenity. As parents, we try to set a good example for our children ... they cannot be equals in their other abilities. A man can take care of children well, and a woman can be a successful businesswoman. We should respect and celebrate the differences between the sexes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1214789/letters-editor-april-15-2013
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROOKIE MUM

    It's high time parents voiced their concerns about pollution

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Angharad Law

    ... and I to compromise our well-being, but it's quite another to jeopardise that of two small children. After more than two decades campaigning to improve the air quality here, Anthony Hedley, a Hong Kong ... medical science literature shows that the evidence, from large-scale population studies and clinical and health services research, points to increased health care needs for children who breathe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1141155/its-high-time-parents-voiced-their-concerns-about
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Students eat green to save the planet

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Students eat green to save the planet Hongkongers are the biggest meat-eaters in the world, according to a group that is trying to change all that for the good of the planet by offering schoolchildren a vegetarian lunch once a week. Green Monday says the suppliers of lunch boxes to 350,000 children- 90 per cent of those who eat at school- have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1177244/students-eat-green-save-planet
  8. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... that the higher the pollution, the greater the rate of children born with a low weight. It was published in the US journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study also found that for every ... from." An epidemiological study of some of the children included in the data is investigating if these pregnancy exposures can have an impact in their later years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1144802/greater-air-pollution-smaller-baby-study-finds
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Northern China on health alert as smog worsens

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

    ... Children's Hospital said heavy pollution was largely to blame for the number of children being treated for respiratory ailments hitting a five-year high in the past week, with more than 7,000 ...

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

    Smog envelops huge swathes of China for a third successive day

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 11:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Beijing urged residents to stay indoors on Wednesday as emergency measures were rolled out aimed at countering a heavy cloud of smog blanketing the Chinese capital and swathes of the country. The municipal government said children, the elderly and people sensitive to poor air quality should remain indoors, after authorities announced the closure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1138899/smog-again-envelops-huge-swathes-china

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