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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Resetting the body clock can affect health

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Resetting the body clock can affect health Light pollution can affect brain function and disrupt the body clock, causing ill health. Nocturnal lighting in a built environment was "clearly ... it can affect 10 to 15 per cent of our genes so there is a considerable potential for this to cause adverse health effects," they said. The paper also noted that pollution increases ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby, study finds

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby Pregnant women increase the risk of having a low-birth-weight baby when they breathe in air pollution from vehicles, heating and coal power plants, an international study has concluded. The research, the most extensive of its kind on the link between air pollution and fetal development, found ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    China's birth defects blamed on pollution, unhealthy living

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... blamed on Pollution Pollution and unhealthy lifestyle choices have contributed to a big rise in the incidence of birth defects on the mainland in the past 15 years, experts say. Last year, birth ... birth defects, the deteriorating situation could also have been caused by pollution and some "personal lifestyle factors". "Many birth defect cases may have a genetic background, ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing smog scarier than Sars, says medical expert

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao The severe atmospheric pollution that has engulfed Beijing for nearly three weeks is "much more frightening than the Sars virus”, a top respiratory health expert said. “There were many ways to get away from Sars... you could have avoided it by leaving [a room] or taking different methods of prevention, but air pollution, indoor pollution – you can’t run away ...

  5. Pollution Research focuses on infants

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com The mainland will launch its first large study on the relationship between environmental pollution and children's health in the second half of next year, ... 'I think such a study is more significant in China than in other countries, because it touches on two sensitive aspects of mainland society: environment pollution, which is the result ...

  6. Dishing the dirt on cleaning products

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Protection Agency and other air quality researchers. In Hong Kong, coupled with the air pollution, this can lead to a multitude of health problems. 'Outdoor air pollutants such as nitrogen ... damage and cancer. Kwong's daughter, Claudia, was particularly affected by the dual impact of poor air quality and VOCs. 'The air pollution in Hong Kong was bad enough. Then I noticed ...

  7. Villagers fear pollution toll will escalate

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... on the problem of pollution from rural factories. Since then, similar pollution problems have emerged in Fengxiang and elsewhere in Hunan. Mr Guo said the government had banned further testing ... that only two hospitals, including hers, could test the villagers' blood. 'Other hospitals in Baoji would not be able to do even the most simple blood tests for pollution ...

  8. Key pollutant levels still high

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... much-touted improvements in cutting pollution, a mainland expert and official says. Zhu Tong, an environmental scientist at Peking University, said the nation had tried its best to meet the pledge ... misunderstandings.' China's standard national ambient air quality standards, which have been in effect since 1996, measure four airborne pollutants: carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide ...

  9. Pollution link to surge in breathing problems

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... problems has risen six-fold in 12 years, a survey has found, with experts saying pollution is a significant factor contributing to the rise. A team of respiratory experts has urged the government to quickly implement a total smoking ban in Hong Kong to improve air quality. They also blamed emissions from vehicles and power plants as well as pollutants from the Pearl River Delta ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs incentives for environmental health and safety

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Henry Miller

    ... in 1969, America's polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire. Just as Europe and the US have made substantial progress in implementing effective health and environmental policies, China's ...




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