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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407775/experts-urged-improve-collaboration-combat-air-pollution
  2. Lung disease patients 'leaving HK'

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

    ... Ella Lee Some Hong Kong lung disease patients have been forced to move overseas to escape the city's polluted air, according to doctors. Donald Li Kwok-tung, president of the College ... diseases had moved overseas for cleaner air. 'One of my patients, a man in his 60s, told me he could not bear this any more. Some other patients are tourists. They told me they would not visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475605/lung-disease-patients-leaving-hk
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Causeway Bay API soars above WHO safety guidelines

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the city's pollution forecast and warning system. People with respiratory or heart disease were advised to stay indoors. In Causeway Bay, the air pollution index (API) hit 198, the third-highest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1186604/causeway-bay-api-soars-above-who-safety-guidelines
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1107751/pm25-air-pollutants-causing-more-deaths-estimated-study-says
  5. News - China - GREEN MATTERS

    Worst air pollution results of year in China barely noticed by public

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and cause lung cancer and other deadly diseases. Although the study, jointly released last week by Peking University's school of public health and Greenpeace East Asia, has shed some much ... the limitations of the study, which did not include statistics about deadly, chronic diseases caused by long-term exposure to PM2.5, or those about the accumulated health costs. It remains unclear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1113804/worst-air-pollution-results-year-china-barely-noticed-public
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Northern China on health alert as smog worsens

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

    ... standards, a level above 200 is considered heavy pollution and unhealthy to those with lung or heart diseases. Readings above 300 are deemed "hazardous for the entire population". State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1126724/northern-china-health-alert-smog-worsens
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1142765/clean-air-breathe-human-right-too
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sham Shui Po air dirtier than officials say, study finds

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Respirology. Ng said RSPs damaged health as the respiratory system was not able to prevent smaller particles from entering the blood stream, which can inflame blood vessels, leading to heart disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1136210/sham-shui-po-air-dirtier-officials-say-study-finds
  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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1093285/us-study-links-autism-roadside-pollution
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1024785/hong-kong-scientists-launch-alternative-air-quality-health-index

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