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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Green group will offer alternative smog index

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'That is to say, if the air quality worsens to a very high level, the public will not be notified concurrently which could threaten the lives of people with heart disease. 'By the same ...

  5. Bad-air alarm proposed to protect health

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... educational and were not prompting people to take positive action. 'At present, children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases are advised not be exposed outdoor or do exercise when ...

  6. Guangdong pollution at its worst in decades

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reduced visibility in the city to less than 2km. The smoggy atmosphere has seen a sharp increase in the number of patients suffering from various respiratory diseases. It also significantly ...

  7. Return of smog casts pall on claims the capital's air is getting cleaner

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... problem in Asia, notably attributed to soaring private car ownership, and its link to cancer, respiratory disease and other fatal illnesses. 'It is regrettable that the ADB findings have been ...

  8. Yet another good reason to tackle air pollution

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... higher concentrations in emissions near roads. Respiratory health experts say loss of lung function heightens the risk of disease ranging from a higher incidence of asthma to more serious, ...

  9. Child killers in our midst

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... sensitive to environmental threats, the final burden of childhood disease is substantial.' There is plenty of proof of this in the atlas. Using maps and colour codes, it gives a quick account ... lungs and lead to pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis and other fatal respiratory diseases. More than 2 million children die each year from respiratory infections, nearly half of them caused by indoor ...

  10. Calmer weather brings high pollution readings

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with respiratory or heart diseases are urged to avoid staying outdoors for a long time. Meanwhile, the department announced that there were more than 60 convictions last month for violations ...




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