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  1. Anxiety spreads beyond lead-hit towns over true extent of pollution

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan As furious villagers tried to smash the factory near their homes in Shaanxi province that left more than 600 children sick with lead poisoning, anxiety spread in surrounding areas over the true extent of the pollution. The local government in Fengxiang county declared a one-kilometre zone around the Dongling Lead and Zinc Smelting plant unsafe. This encompassed ...

  2. Eye health fears over air pollution

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Doctors say cases of allergies and irritation are increasing With Hong Kong's air quality continuing to decline, doctors are drawing attention to the effect of pollution ... that we do have more allergies like asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, nose allergies and so on in Hong Kong, and it's probably related to pollution,' said Dr Ho, an ophthalmology ...

  3. Pollution is taking a heavy toll on children

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin in Beijing More birth defects are being detected by improved diagnostics on the mainland Pollution and improved diagnostic standards are the main reasons behind the recent ... lead to birth defects,' she said, naming hereditary diseases like haemophilia, and sexually transmitted diseases. Ms Wang said a polluted environment was partly responsible ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Dec 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pollution peaks on Christmas Day Roadside air pollution has been high over the past week, hitting severe levels for about half the time. The poor air quality was also coupled with fog and low visibility, causing five boat collisions within and outside Hong Kong waters on Friday. The pollution in Mong Kok was the worst and very high for four of the days between December 20 ...

  5. Clean bill of health

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Pollution is profitable. Major emitters harm our health and they have got away with it for far too long. But the government, as a whole, hasn't quite understood this yet. Nevertheless, we need a champion and the Environment Bureau must be our pollution buster. One of the most urgent issues that environmental officials must tackle is improving air quality ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... participants, or from people with diabetes versus non-diabetic controls. Fumes and fortune Exposure to ambient air pollution is harmful, but more so for children under the age of one, finds a new study ... simulation of how air pollutants disperse in the atmosphere. "Exposure to traffic-related air pollution during infancy was associated with decreases in lung function at age eight, with stronger ...

  7. What is it? Selenium

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A trace element found in foods such as seafood, fresh garlic, mushrooms, wheat germ and some whole grains, selenium helps increase the effectiveness of vitamin E and is an antioxidant. Insufficient levels of it have been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer. Selenium also protects against toxic pollutants for sexual reproduction. It's used in some skincare preparations ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    We all need to be citizen scientists to guard our futures

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... sites such as Sha Lo Tung, Tai Long Wan and Tung Chung Bay, committed individuals are needed to make progress on broader issues, such as air pollution. With autumn winds blowing from the north, Hong Kong's severe air pollution is back with a vengeance. As I write it is not yet noon, but based on the current "very dangerous" air pollution levels, the Hedley Environmental ...

  9. Chemicals threaten male fertility

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... food contamination and create public health hazards. The respected medical expert said polluted food would reduce men's virility. He said the sperm count had dropped by 50 per cent in the past 40 years due to pollution and predicted that hundreds and thousands of men would have infertility problems if the situation did not improve. ...

  10. Health bites

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... easier The judicious placement of grass, climbing ivy and other plants among the stagnant air of Hong Kong city streets could help reduce levels of two of the most worrisome air pollutants by eight times more than previously believed. Past research suggested that trees and other greenery can reduce pollutants- nitrogen dioxide and microscopic particulate matter (PM)- from the air ...




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