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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. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Northern China on health alert as smog worsens

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Pollution levels off the scale in Beijing, and with no wind, conditions could get even worse Health alert as choking smog worsens in north ... pollution data published hourly on Twitter showed the level of health-threatening PM2.5 - or particles smaller than 2.5 microns - had reached 886 micrograms per cubic metre at 8pm. Its Air Quality ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong scientists to launch alternative air quality health index

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Pollution alert system sidelined by government takes specific health risks into account, giving the public advice on levels of physical exertion ... their air quality health index (AQHI), to be provided on a website as early as next month, will offer the public better, clearer and more timely advice on health risks than the present government ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Web index tracks real-time health, economic impact of air pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai An index believed to be the first anywhere to offer continuous, real-time measurement of the economic and health impacts of air pollution was launched yesterday in Hong Kong ... of community medicine and school of public health in conjunction with independent think-tank Civic Exchange, to improve public awareness of the consequences of air pollution. They also hope ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Incense and busy temples pose health risk

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

    ... low-temperature combustion of the incense yielded higher levels of pollutants, posing health risks. The study recommends that visitors reduce the amount of incense they burn and the length of time they spend in temples to reduce the health impact. 'We don't want to interfere in people's choice of faith by telling them the risks. But it's better for them not to burn large ...




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