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  1. Pollution threatens pupils' health

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

    ... an average of about four days sick leave each year suffering from respiratory diseases. Mr Lui said indoor air pollution led to a range of illnesses, including headaches, eye and throat irritation, ... of school administrators said they were not able to identify the sources of indoor air pollution. More than 33 per cent of schools claimed they had received complaints from parents and teachers. ...

  2. Parents warned about noisy lanterns

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Musical toys could damage children's hearing, says expert A medical expert has warned that prolonged exposure to noisy musical lanterns could damage children's hearing. Although the Customs and Excise Department said that it had tested a range o ...

  3. Action on air pollution

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letters on air pollution (November 5, 6). A combination of calm weather over two weeks and the effect of tropical storm Melor approaching the South China Sea resulted in the build-up of an unusual level of pollution over Hong Kong and the Pearl delta and very high pollution on November 3. Although such a level is unusual, the government fully recognises the need ...

  4. No place for clouded vision on pollution

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and water pollution, receive much lower priority. While the bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau is on the fast track to approval and construction, Hong Kong officials are not expecting ... pollution. Unless that vision is formulated and an action plan quickly implemented, air pollution will only get worse as the number of vehicles in Guangdong continues to grow. The thick haze ...

  5. Air pollution

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The heaviest smog in years has blanketed Hong Kong this week. What emergency action would you recommend to clear the atmosphere? Should the Pearl Delta governments address air pollution as a crisis, like they did with Sars? What innovative policy measures can Hong Kong take on its own? Share your views: write to us. ...

  6. Tung's pollution goals almost met

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's air being considered that of a world-class city can be achieved. In his 1999 policy address, Mr Tung pledged to reduce two types of air pollutants from vehicles which are blamed for Hong ... reduced the level by a further 20 per cent. The rest of the reduction came from installing diesel trucks and goods vans with pollution-reducing particulate traps, plus a voluntary LPG conversion ...

  7. Small steps in the fight against pollution

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... May I share with P. A. Crush some facts about the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) and air pollution sources ('Destructive policy', November 19). Private cars account for only 1 per cent of the air pollution in Hong Kong. This is because the EPD has required that all new vehicles have a Euro III emissions standard for quite a while now. The vast majority ...

  8. Tackling construction-site pollution

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article 'Building giants are exposed as serial polluters' (Sunday Morning Post, July 27). The article claims that many construction companies are repeat offenders ... not desirable in itself, is at least an indication of a reasonably effective enforcement regime. However, effective pollution control is not just about prosecuting offenders, but about stopping ...

  9. Construction industry's top polluters fined again

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many of the worst repeat polluters in Hong Kong's construction industry have been fined yet again, but way below the maximum. The Environmental Protection Department's July list of convictions show four of the 'top 10 polluting construction companies', exposed in a report in the Sunday Morning Post last month, had once again been found guilty of a range of offences. ...

  10. Air pollution to be tackled at its source

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environment chief says the problem is regional, as HK smog reaches record levels Hong Kong's environment minister plans to tackle regional air pollution from the source, as the city yesterday endured its worst air quality since records began in 1999. Her comments came one day after the city was blanketed by pollutants trapped by a confluence of winds ...




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