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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    Factories ordered to close as 16 children test positive for lead contamination

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 02:31pm by He Huifeng

    ... of them children and teenagers – fell ill late last month. The victims suffered fever, stomach aches, and vomiting. The local health authorities initially said high levels of coliform bacteria, ...

  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing marathon runners don face masks to battle severe smog

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 02:41pm by Li Jing

    ... competitors that there would be "slight or moderate smog" on race day, and asked runners to take precautions based on their own health conditions, advising the elderly and people ... that can penetrate people's lungs, reached 310 micrograms per cubic metre, more than 12 times the safety recommendation set by the World Health Organisation. Some runners wore masks, but most ...

  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing marathon will go ahead despite smog, official insists

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... The National Meteorological Centre said parts of the north could see levels of PM2.5- superfine particles considered the most dangerous to health- above 450 micrograms per cubic metre. The US ... gave a reading of 177, which US health authorities deem unhealthy and cause to avoid prolonged activity outdoors. The marathon is one of China's biggest athletic events. The race, from ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by Bloomberg

    ... where a red and white chimney continuously billows smoke. In a city where air quality is about 20 times worse than New York- measured by PM 2.5, the small particles that the World Health Organisation says pose the greatest risk to human health- even small victories are celebrated. Xingtai's environment bureau called a special meeting after the city was not ranked the nation's ...

  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    Drones catch out industrial polluters in missions over north

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by BLOOM

    ... intolerable levels. Poor air quality in the world's biggest carbon emitter is a regional health issue and damaging foreign investment and talent retention, World Health Organisation chief Dr ...

  7. News - China - POLLUTION

    With vehicles top source of smog-causing pollutant, study suggests halving Pearl River Delta traffic

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... cent. Ozone is a major component of smog that not only reduces visibility but also threatens human health when exposure is prolonged and high. Since 2005, ozone levels have been measured along ...

  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Make 30pc of vehicles 'new energy' models by 2016, Chinese cities and government departments told

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by Eric Ng

    ... "facilitate technological improvement of the new-energy vehicle industry, promote the environmental protection industry's development and tackle air pollution". Former health minister Chen ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. News - World - POLLUTION

    London faces new smog threat from switch to diesel fuel

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:06pm by BLOOM

    ... and that’s not too strong a word. It’s a public health catastrophe.” Tiny particles called PM2.5s probably killed 3,389 people in London in 2010, the government agency Public Health England said  ...




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