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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    33 sickened by ammonia gas leak in northwestern China

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:29pm by WU NAN

    ... emergency procedures and cooperated with the region’s crisis management bureau and the environmental protection agency to handle the accident. The injured were treated at Ningxia Medical University ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Groups push for standards on PM2.5 anti-smog masks amid concern over fakes

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:25pm by DARREN WEE

    ... year. Watch: Beijing targets steel mills to cut air pollution The US Environmental Protection Agency says the particles measuring less than 2.5 micrometres can be easily inhaled "deeply ... growing market is full of low-quality fakes that do not protect against PM2.5. Blue skies reappeared over the capital yesterday after a week of thick smog. The US embassy's air quality ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Landmark medical study offers first statistical link between pollution and rising cancer deaths

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Mainland authorities have been reluctant to acknowledge the impact of pollution on health, despite mounting public complaints. In February, the Ministry of Environmental Protection for the first ... Environmental Protection Agency admitted that pollution in the basin was as serious as ever, and the clean-up deadline was pushed back six years to 2010. In the absence of scientific evidence, local ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    670,000 smog-related deaths a year: the cost of China's reliance on coal

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:32am by Jing Li

    ... pollution charges with more stringent environmental protection taxes, but progress on legislation has been slow. Li Guoxing, from Peking University's School of Public Health, said the full ... an estimated 670,000 people in China in 2012, according to a study by researchers that tries to put a price tag on the environmental and social costs of the heavy reliance on the fuel. Damage ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private clinics reject claims of mishandling of cancer drugs

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI AND JOLIE HO

    ... and Health Bureau has now appointed a committee to review regulations covering private medical organisations. The Environmental Protection Department said it would advise on ventilation systems ... yesterday rejected allegations by pharmacists that their safety measures were inadequate to protect patients and staff. However, both sides backed calls for guidelines to be drawn up, after ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Pollution kills 7 million people every year, says WHO report

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:16pm by LO WEI

    ... year, 3,100 deaths were estimated to be related to air pollution, according to the Hedley Environmental Index developed by the University of Hong Kong. A Department of Health spokesman said it had all along worked with the Environment Bureau and Environmental Protection Department by providing professional input from a public health perspective. In January Chinese University ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More lawsuits expected after WHO links air pollution and cancer

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... action from the government. A spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Department said the government recognised the adverse health impact of air pollution and had a series of policies ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dengue fever surge triggers mosquito alert

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Protection said. A British volunteer worker died this week after coming down with dengue fever on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The centre's controller, Dr Leung Ting-hung, said two deaths ... of ancestors' graves is a tradition associated with this week's Chung Yeung festival. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's officer in charge of pest control, Yuen Ming-chi, reminded ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... not travel out of Hong Kong in the two weeks before falling sick, but reported being bitten by mosquitoes in Yuen Long, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The woman visited a private ... the genus of the pest that carries and transmits the virus. Yuen Ming-chi, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's officer in charge of pest control, said one risk factor could have ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    First case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Kong recently, said Dr Leung Ting-hung, controller of the Department of Health's Centre for Health Protection. The mosquito-borne virus is often found in pigs and wild water birds, Leung ... and Environmental Hygiene Department, said its staff would carry out more frequent patrols of piggeries in Yuen Long, especially during the rainy season, and would provide more information to farm managers. ...




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