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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Pollution kills 7 million people every year, says WHO report

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:16pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Toll has doubled in just eight years, with World Health Organisation saying poor air quality, indoors and out, has multiple health impacts Air pollution kills 7m a year around globe Around seven million people died in 2012 as a result of exposure to air pollution, accounting for one in eight deaths around the globe, the World Health Organisation said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457199/pollution-kills-7-million-people-every-year-says-who-report
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Groups push for standards on PM2.5 anti-smog masks amid concern over fakes

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:25pm by DARREN WEE

    ... PM2.5- the finest pollutant particles, which can cause the most harm to health- has soared since 2012, with 2.53 billion of them sold last year. Sales are expected to reach 3.92 billion next year. Watch: Beijing targets steel mills to cut air pollution The US Environmental Protection Agency says the particles measuring less than 2.5 micrometres can be easily inhaled "deeply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1436405/groups-push-standards-pm25-anti-smog-masks-amid-concern-over-fakes
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris China facing major cancer crisis Most cancer cases in China are caused by "modifiable environmental factors", including smoking, water contamination and air pollution, according to experts. In a major report published in The Lancet Oncology, more than 40 specialists warn that China and India, Asia's emerging giants, are facing huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477877/china-and-india-face-huge-cancer-burden
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Smog crisis in China leads to increased research into effect of pollution on fertility

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:36am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Beijing's funding for research into how chronic pollution is affecting childbearing triples in last five years, with the situation ... pollution affects fertility. The number of studies funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the leading research institute, has tripled in the last five years. It has supported 68 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1378103/china-boosts-research-effect-pollution-fertility-amid-smog-crisis
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Healthy lifestyle of walking to work gets former weatherman 'addicted'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... is a tough act to follow in Hong Kong, urban planning experts say, given the city's narrow footpaths, air pollution and poor cross-district connection on foot. But to Leung, the daily routine ... pollution for pedestrians, he added. Leung agrees on the challenges this concrete jungle poses. Starting his endeavour in 1998, he took time to figure out the best route to avoid the bad air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463316/healthy-lifestyle-walking-work-gets-former-weatherman-addicted
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... money and resources. "China has the world's largest number of public servants and law enforcers, while its food was the least safe and environment the most polluted," she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460655/chinese-task-force-target-counterfeit-food-and-drugs
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Ex-health minister endorses finding China's smog kills 350,000 a year

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:42am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Coming clean on China's deadly air Air pollution causes 350,000 to 500,000 premature deaths on the mainland a year, according to an article co-written ... month. The article, titled "China tackles the heath effects of air pollution", cited estimates from the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, the Chinese Academy of Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1399671/ex-health-minister-endorses-finding-chinas-smog-kills-350000-year
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Air pollution leading cause of cancer, World Health Organisation warns

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 11:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Breathing ruled more dangerous than passive smoking, with risk highest in places like China Air pollution big cause of cancer, warns WHO The World Health Organisation has classified outdoor air pollution as a leading cause of cancer. "The air we breathe has become polluted with a mixture of cancer-causing substances. We consider this to be the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1334017/air-pollution-leading-cause-cancer-world-health-organisation-warns
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More lawsuits expected after WHO links air pollution and cancer

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... on air pollution More workers are likely to sue their employers for work-related cancer, lawyers say, after the World Health Organisation officially classified outdoor air pollution ... of winning lawsuits and bigger payouts. The WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer on Thursday classified outdoor air pollution as a leading cause of cancer. It is more dangerous even than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1334874/more-lawsuits-expected-after-who-links-air-pollution-and-cancer
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Smog blamed as girl, 8, becomes youngest lung cancer patient

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:21am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... urbanisation and industrialisation has created some of the world's worst urban pollution, which is blamed for soaring rates of cancer and respiratory diseases. In Beijing, which has suffered ... of Disease" study found that air pollution accounted for 1.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2010, including 140,000 deaths from lung cancer. Last month the WHO's International Agency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1347830/smog-blamed-girl-8-becomes-youngest-lung-cancer-patient

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