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  1. 'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Air pollution experts have again called for a new alert system to warn the public about health risks created by extreme pollution like the grey pall ... subsiding air caused by Typhoon Saola near Taiwan. Professor Wong Tze-wai, from Chinese University's School of Public Health, said he expected a surge in the number of people seeking treatment ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More transparency needed about the health of our heritage trees

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Transparency can root out the rot Trees, normally, are no threat to public safety. They improve the environment and are welcome features in concrete jungles like Hong Kong. But when they are not managed properly, they get sick, collapse and ...

  3. Health warning as pollutants build in delta fish

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the Yangcheng Evening News. 'What's more serious is that the toxins are multiplied through the food chain and can eventually damage human health.' The report said Guangdong's water ...

  4. Synergis sees health and safety synergy

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in July when Synergis received the Gold Award for Best Property Management Company from the Occupational Safety and Health Council for Tai Wo Estate in Tai Po. The 'Construction Safety Forum and Award Presentation' scheme aims to recognise organisations and employees with remarkable occupational safety and health results, and raise safety and health awareness among industry ...

  5. Health inspector hit by carcass gets payout

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A health inspector who was struck by a pig carcass during an inspection of the Tsuen Wan slaughterhouse received HK$318,263 for her workplace injury yesterday. But Anita Lam Pui-yi's claim of negligence against the government was dismissed by Deputy High Court Judge Louis Chan Kong-yiu in the Court of First Instance. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department ...

  6. Heavy pollution prompts health fears for Games

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... athletes' safety. At a meeting in Beijing, IOC president Jacques Rogge said some events might be disrupted to make sure the health of athletes was 'protected'. Additional reporting by Jane ...

  7. Health official rejects 'incompetent' claim

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Private hospitals were not required to keep lists of on-call doctors for different specialties because they were not supposed to provide acute and tertiary care, a senior health official said. The Department of Health has been criticised as incompetent at maintaining standards at the city's private hospitals. Several senior doctors said they were frustrated ...

  8. Flu outbreak shows need for reform, health secretary to argue

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok is planning to use the latest flu outbreak to show the health system is overburdened and that reforms are urgent. He will do this when he tables a consultation paper on health reforms during the Legislative Council health services panel this morning and will field questions in the afternoon when he meets the press. ...

  9. HK health authorities worried about flu outbreak in Guangdong

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.16pm: Two years after Sars devastated the region, Hong Kong health authorities are worried about a new influenza outbreak in southern China? which has afflicted nearly 300 people. The outbreak has struck down 280 people in a village in Leizhou in Guangdong province, a Health Department spokesman confirmed in Hong Kong on Monday afternoon. He said ...

  10. Failure to ban cheese a health risk: lawmaker

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recalls. Italy ordered a recall of potentially contaminated buffalo mozzarella on Friday as the widening health scare tainted the reputation of one of its best-known food products. The cheese has ...




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