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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts urged to improve collaboration to combat air pollution

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 06:31pm

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Top air scientists and health experts yesterday called for enhanced regional collaboration to tackle the choking air pollution that has long plagued the Pearl River Delta area. Speaking after an international symposium at the University of Science and Technology, a panel of academics, government officials and health researchers stressed ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Beijing to get tough with polluters

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 09:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... definitely damaged the reputations of tourist cities in the eyes of health-conscious Western travellers. In an effort to come to grips with worsening smog that sends a murky image abroad, Beijing has ... harmful to health- for major city clusters around Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Now another 11 municipalities and provinces, mostly industrial and well-off, are required to cut levels ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Bad-air alarm proposed to protect health

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan Ideas to cut causes of smog aired, but for one leading figure they're too late A new colour-coded air pollution alert system similar to the rainstorm warning system- with mandatory action at the highest level- is proposed in Hong Kong� ...

  5. Christmas choker as pollution levels spell health threat

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Air pollution hit health-threatening levels on Christmas Day with the roadside index reaching 115 in Central at noon. The other two roadside monitoring stations in Causeway Bay and Mong Kok had readings of 112 and 110, respectively, at the same time. The air pollution index (API) readings of general stations ranged between 60 and 75 at 3pm, with the highest ...

  6. Health issues highlight need to act on pollution

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments to cut wasteful use of energy and harmful emissions. But for the sake of our health and the city's future it is time that promises to reverse the tide ...

  7. Eye health fears over air pollution

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... 'I know of people who have left Hong Kong because of this. Their eyes were so uncomfortable they had trouble working.' According to the Department of Health, the number of people ...

  8. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog? It bolsters military defence, says Chinese nationalist newspaper

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 04:08pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Smog 'is helping to guard against missile attacks' A nationalist newspaper has tried to put a positive spin on China’s smog, claiming it is conducive to the country's military defence strategy. Smog, it argued, could thwart missile attacks and hamper hostile reconnaissance. “Smog may affect people’s health and daily lives … but on the battlefield, ...

  9. News - Asia - AIR POLLUTION

    South Korea’s solution to smog: eat more pork

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 07:01pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... with the traditional Korean belief that pork belly – called “samgyeopsal” in Korean- is a health food rich in vitamin B that can lower cholesterol, detoxify the lungs and cleanse the skin. “Samgyeopsal ...

  10. News - China

    Shanghai cloaked in smog as air pollution hits dangerous peak

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 02:42pm by XINHUA

    ... Shanghai's environmental watchdog listed PM 2.5 as the major pollutant on Monday, without disclosing detailed readings. The World Health Organisation sets a daily guideline value for PM 2.5 at 25 ...




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