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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Mercury is toxic, but is still used in amalgam fillings

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Kate Whitehead

    ... water and air, the US Environmental Protection Agency says. According to the private dentist, some people are more sensitive to mercury than others. She made her clinic a mercury-free practice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1476344/mercury-toxic-still-used-amalgam-fillings
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Skyscraper sprinkler system seen as way to reduce China's air pollution

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 10:31am by Jeanette Wang

    ... why not spray water into the atmosphere from sprinklers atop skyscrapers and towers? Yu, a former research physical scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency, says his system ... the processes by which aerosols are scavenged by cloud and fog drops, rain and snow- for more than 30 years. In an article published in the journal Environmental Chemistry Letters this month, Yu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1407705/skyscraper-sprinkler-system-seen-way-reduce-chinas-air-pollution
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    TEDx chapters attract growing followings in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 10:22am by BERNICE CHA, CHRIS LAU

    ... presentations. "I enjoy it when so many high-achieving speakers weigh in on issues such as environmental protection," says Wong, who attended the Wan Chai and Education salons last year. ... be it on politics or environmental protection," he says. Tertiary students make up about one-tenth of people applying to volunteer at TEDxHongKong, the oldest and biggest of the local events. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1436414/tedx-chapters-attract-growing-followings-hong-kong
  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Hong Kong's recycling firms struggle with the plastic peril

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... to the Environmental Protection Department. Although mainland regulations stipulate that only processed plastic waste can be imported, this wasn't strictly enforced. So traders have simply gathered ... an Environmental Protection Department spokesman says. "Despite the unstable market environment, the centre has maintained production at about six tonnes of plastic waste per day on average, even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1297795/hong-kongs-recycling-firms-struggle-plastic-peril
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Dealing with Hong Kong's food waste

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... to the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), anyone wishing to operate a food waste recycling or composting business is informed about requirements which may include obtaining an Offensive Trade Licence ... support," he says. Simon Wong Ka-wo, president of the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, concedes environmental protection isn't a high priority for the industry. "Just 10 to 20 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1218410/dealing-hong-kongs-food-waste
  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Air purifiers are not always effective, and some may be harmful

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:36am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... cancers. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, all of these products can release organic compounds while being used, and to some degree, when they are stored. "Choose furniture ... regions- of which China is part- bear the brunt of those numbers, with 2.8 and 2.3 million deaths respectively. In Hong Kong, the Hedley Environmental Index, a real-time health information system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1531695/air-purifiers-are-not-always-effective-and-some-may-be-harmful
  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:33am by Nan-Hie In

    ... Environmental Protection, and Electrical and Mechanical Services departments. If the restaurateur opts for a solid fuel such as coal, additional fire safety requirements will affect the venue's ... the Neapolitan pizzerias. So why is charcoal-fired cookery such a small part of the dining experience? The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department 137-page guide for a restaurant licence application ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1486077/restaurants-jump-through-regulatory-hoops-provide-charcoal
  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Exercising when air pollution levels are high can do more harm than good

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... our lungs. With the worrisome state of our air, is it safe to exercise outdoors? The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) issued by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) indicates ... the potential to damage virtually every tissue in the body Anthony hedley, hku school of public health  At rest, we have some basic protection measure against pollution- our nose. "The olfactory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1543643/exercising-when-air-pollution-levels-are-high-can-do-more-harm-good
  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - RECYCLING

    Sustainable fashion

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... than they did in 1980. About 217 tonnes of textiles were dumped in Hong Kong's landfills every day in 2011, according to the Environmental Protection Department. Cotton, the bedrock ... companies to move towards more ethical manufacturing. These days, however, being socially responsible is not enough- environmental sustainability is also key. "In the past 20 years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1271151/sustainable-fashion
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Turn back the tide

    Posted May 06th 2013, 10:21am by Charley Lanyon

    ... the case for environmental protection into homes all over the world. He regularly lectures scientists, colleges and corporations to raise awareness about the crisis facing the earth’s oceans ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Diver, presenter and educator Paul Rose thinks environmental damage can be reversed if we all set our minds to it, writes Charley Lanyon Turn back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1231271/turn-back-tide

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