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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    MTR yet to switch to new Air Quality Health Index for pollution warnings

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by Ada Lee

    ... the new Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) officially came into force at the end of last year, the Sunday Morning Post found the train company was still using the old Air Pollution Index (API) ... levels of health risk, with 10+ denoting a "serious" risk to health. The Environmental Protection Department said it had ceased to release API data on December 30. The MTR said ...

  2. News - World - POLLUTION

    New fuel standards in the United States expected to save lives

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Health groups hail Obama initiative, while petrol bosses say it's unrealistic New US fuel standards to save lives The Obama administration has announced new fuel ... emissions from cars, light and medium-duty trucks and some heavy-duty vehicles. Health advocates praised the move, while a petroleum refiners' group called the compliance schedule unrealistic ...

  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    Public anger in Beijing as authorities fail to post the highest smog alert

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:12am by Teddy Ng, Li Jing

    ... to construction, barbecues and fireworks. But Beijing has been under public pressure to issue the highest alert- red- which calls for measures such as closing schools to minimise the impact on health ... cent of the country has been blanketed by hazardous pollution over the past week, with more than 19 cities recording PM2.5 levels far exceeding the World Health Organisation's safe level. ...

  4. News - World - POLLUTION

    Study of effect of oil on tuna has lessons for humans, say scientists

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 11:19pm by AFP

    ... runoff and pollution from other sources." The study also presented dismal prospects for the Gulf's commercial fishing industry and for the region's ecological health. The breeding ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Report finds city's air is getting dirtier each year

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... respectively. Both the World Health Organisation and the city's new Air Quality Health Objectives stipulate 40 micrograms per cubic metre as the acceptable level of average nitrogen dioxide ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Average hours of unhealthy air in Hong Kong up on last year

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Ernest Kao

    ... such as carbon monoxide and respirable suspended particulates in a range of 0 to 500. Readings above 51 are "high"- acceptable in the short term but beyond long-term health standards. ... significantly this year. This month alone, readings of PM2.5- tiny particles which are particularly hazardous to health- were off the charts in at least 25 cities. Lau warned that although data from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Athletics coach Paul Wright to quit Hong Kong for sake of son's health

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka and John Carney Pollution forces coach who transformed city's athletics to leave just four months into contract Wright quits to save son's health Hong Kong's athletics coach Paul Wright will leave his post in November after just over two years in the job, amid fears his son's health problems are linked to the city's high levels of pollution. ...

  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Cars or coal? Scientists split over main culprit of Beijing's air pollution

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 12:52pm by Vanessa Piao

    ... saying motor vehicle emissions were only responsible for less than 4 per cent of Beijing's PM2.5, the most health-threatening fine air pollutants. Instead, the study identified fossil fuel ...

  9. News - China - POLLUTION

    Shanghai grinds to a halt as smog nears top of air pollution scale

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 11:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and financial services companies, the level of PM2.5- fine particles smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter which pose the biggest health risk- exceeded 600 micrograms per cubic metre by 1pm. In Putuo district, the level exceeded 700 mcg per cubic metre. The World Health Organisation safe limit is 25 mcg per cubic metre. Overall air quality was considerably worse than the municipal government had ...

  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing considers banning Chinese New Year fireworks amid smog concerns

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 12:10pm by Bryan Harris

    ... chemicals, fireworks are considered a key contributor to air pollution and each Lunar New Year sees a spike in PM2.5 particles — tiny health-threatening particles that can lodge deep inside people’s ...




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