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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong scientists to launch alternative air quality health index

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Pollution alert system sidelined by government takes specific health risks into account, giving the public advice on levels of physical exertion ... their air quality health index (AQHI), to be provided on a website as early as next month, will offer the public better, clearer and more timely advice on health risks than the present government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1024785/hong-kong-scientists-launch-alternative-air-quality-health-index
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Athletics coach Paul Wright to quit Hong Kong for sake of son's health

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka and John Carney Pollution forces coach who transformed city's athletics to leave just four months into contract Wright quits to save son's health Hong Kong ... environmental degradation. One in four people in Hong Kong are now considering leaving due to air pollution, a study by public policy think tank Civic Exchange found last year. Last month, Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1032477/athletics-coach-paul-wright-quit-hong-kong-sake-sons-health
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Hong Kong, political will is the key to clean air

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as usual, pollution originating on the mainland. But these underline how important it is for Hong Kong to strive for an acceptable living environment with concrete efforts to reduce home-grown ... public expectations by vowing to do better than its predecessors. That will require political will to do what it takes. Environment undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai has said that more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1216989/hong-kong-political-will-key-clean-air
  4. 'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Air pollution experts have again called for a new alert system to warn the public about health risks created by extreme pollution like the grey pall over Hong Kong yesterday. They issued the appeal as the city choked for a second consecutive day in what green activists called 'life-threatening' levels of air pollution. Roadside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008411/warn-public-health-risks-air-pollution
  5. Public health is main concern during closure of bird reserves

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the overall risk of AI in Hong Kong and will also review the associated guidelines for handling H5N1 detection from time to time. We thank WWF-HK's support in our work to safeguard public health ... I refer to the letter by Eric Bohm, CEO of WWF-Hong Kong ('Inconsistent responses over bird flu hurt nature reserve's finances', May 10) and would like to provide some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714382/public-health-main-concern-during-closure-bird-reserves
  6. Air quality targets dangerously inadequate for public health

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and acute health risk. Let us not forget just how far behind Hong Kong's particulate matter standard is when compared with European cities. In Europe, the PM10 standard is now 40 micrograms per cubic metre, while the WHO air quality guideline of 20 micrograms per cubic metre will take effect in 2010. After all the hype and public expectation in Hong Kong about strengthening our air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658383/air-quality-targets-dangerously-inadequate-public-health
  7. News - China

    Judge officials on health, environment too: expert

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... improving the public's health and the environment and not just their ability to boost economic output, leading respiratory disease specialist Dr Zhong Nanshan said yesterday . Speaking ... deep into the lungs - increased by 10 micrograms per cubic metre, the death rate from lung cancer rose by 15 to 27 per cent. He also quoted a Hong Kong study of 50,000 patients which found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1184044/judge-officials-health-environment-too-expert
  8. Bird flu battle should focus on public health

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and unco-ordinated. Where its significance for public health has been grasped, there has been more success. This is a lesson Hong Kong would do well to remember as it deals with the ongoing threat from bird ... One of the most important changes to come from the recent outbreaks of bird flu across Asia is the agreement between Hong Kong and mainland authorities to begin exchanging information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444337/bird-flu-battle-should-focus-public-health
  9. Birds, mice and other public-health risks

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... farmers tens of millions of dollars in lost exports and, more significantly, their reputation took a battering. However, it seems that the Hong Kong government has failed to learn an important ... Our Mickey Mouse-smitten government might not be too bothered about paying a hefty price to make the Disney dream come true in the hope of granting a new lease of life to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443596/birds-mice-and-other-public-health-risks
  10. Health officials warn public about dengue fever

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.51pm: Hong Kong's health officials on Thursday warned the public about dengue fever, after four districts in the territory recorded high mosquito numbers ... breeding under the rainy season. He advised the public to: Inspect their homes and surroundings weekly to remove potential breeding grounds; Scrub vases and pot plant saucers once a week; Dispose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558067/health-officials-warn-public-about-dengue-fever

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