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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. 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 ...

  5. Friends at work for environment

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a wide spectrum of health impacts ranging from respiratory symptoms (such as coughing and wheezing), lung and heart diseases, to eye irritation and visual impairment. In particular, tobacco smoke can lead to a higher chance of lung cancer and heart disease. Health is not our only concern. A smoggy sky damages Hong Kong's international image as a world-class city. Smoking smells ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Vessels 'raising risk of cancer'

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... by the shipping fleet in Hong Kong harbour,' he said. 'Those emissions are leading sources of asthma and other respiratory disease, as well as cancer. 'Unfortunately, Hong Kong has the same ...

  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. 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, ...




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