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  1. Should Hong Kong extend its smoking ban to the streets?

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Yuen, Naomi Ng

    ... as their own. Non-smokers do die from lung cancer. According to the Hong Kong Council On Smoking and Health, smoking kills 5,700 people each year. It is estimated to kill 16 people per day, half of them ... Alvin Yuen, Naomi Ng Alvin Yuen, 18, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology There are two major problems which need to be addressed with the notion of banning smoking ...

  2. High-fliers flee Hong Kong to breathe freely

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong. Doctors said the air pollution was affecting his health and the asthma could become permanent. Annemarie too had bronchitis and chronic migraines. 'It was absolutely ... Chris Ip Annemarie de Villiers arrived in Hong Kong in July 2009 with her husband, Daniel, and two boys, Bailey and Ethan, and immediately fell in love with the city. The native South ...

  3. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... be a backward step for Hong Kong because there are much better ways to reduce the volumes of waste being sent to landfill sites. Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School The three main landfills in Hong Kong will be full in a few years. Extending landfills is not the best solution because it cannot go on, especially in a place like Hong Kong where there is a shortage of land. ...

  4. 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 on a website that claims to reveal the 'cold hard facts' about the city's air quality. The Hedley Environmental Index was developed by the University of Hong Kong's department ...

  5. Air pollution takes corrosive toll on the city's health and finances

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the additional 1,200 sufferers who are approaching death, and are currently in (fatally) declining health, as a direct result of Hong Kong bureaucrats' lack of action. Ralph Bishop, Pok Fu Lam ... Later, as the plane took off, Mount Fuji was clearly visible in the distance. Back in Hong Kong, the government's focus on pollution-accelerated deaths significantly avoids dealing ...

  6. Wishing for a cleaner Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there is a paper-recycling bin nearby. I hope all that will change and Hong Kong will become a cleaner place so that everyone can have a reason to smile. Shereen Khemchandani, Marymount Secondary School From ... I hope to see some improvement in the city's environment. The biggest problem is the air pollution, which affects people's health. Pollution is actually visible, and people cover ...

  7. We must tackle Hong Kong's lax vehicle emissions standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for reduced fares', May 29) I felt compelled to write this letter. Hong Kong needs to address the root cause of vehicle emissions- our lax vehicle emissions standards and compliance measures. We should look to California for cleaner Hong Kong air. That state is the leader in setting vehicle emissions standards. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards are the most aggressive ...

  8. Hospital serves up meatless Mondays for environmental health

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the concept of low-carbon eating in Hong Kong people who usually have no idea of the relation between their diet and the environment,' Clara Pi Lee Ming, the hospital's food services ... emissions of the food produced by six Hong Kong people. It will also save 120 grams of meat per meal and the hospital plans to use that cost saving to add organic bok choy to the meal set in August. ...

  9. Pollution threatens pupils' health

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Study reveals increasing absenteeism and children at risk from high levels of bacteria and a cancer-causing chemical Hong Kong school children are at risk from dangerous levels ... an environmental studies student at the Open University of Hong Kong, and his supervisor, Professor Ho Kin-chung, between late last year and early this year. Most of the schools in the study were more than ...

  10. $1b health bill to treat the victims of a choking killer

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong is paying more than $1 billion a year to treat illnesses caused by air pollution, and the number of lung disease patients being attacked by the choking killer ... including hospital admissions and doctors' consultations. A study by the University of Hong Kong, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Department, estimated in 2000 the bill totalled ...




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