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  1. '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 ... subsiding air caused by Typhoon Saola near Taiwan. Professor Wong Tze-wai, from Chinese University's School of Public Health, said he expected a surge in the number of people seeking treatment ...

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

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

    ... for migratory birds. It regularly supports more than 100,000 wild birds for the whole year and some 80,000 water birds in midwinter. Public health was our overriding concern behind closing the site when ... 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 ...

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

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

    ... quality objectives, a recommendation to take a backward step to 70 micrograms or staying with our outdated 55 micrograms is just unbelievable. We must set targets that protect public health ... responsibility to push hard for a policy of public health protection. This is wrong-headed and dangerous because we will all be paying the price with our health. Alexis Lau, director, atmospheric ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658383/air-quality-targets-dangerously-inadequate-public-health
  4. Bird flu battle should focus on public health

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

    ... happened in those cases. Now there is an ongoing series of outbreaks of the same strain- H5N1- this time spanning the region. And public health experts, including our own health minister, admit ... 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 ...

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

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

    ... health crisis over bird flu can only be described as an unfortunate coincidence. The operation was a dress rehearsal for the transport and future incineration of the toxic substance extracted from the Disney theme park construction site. But civil engineering department officials could not have known that it had all the ingredients to be the prequel to the current health and food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443596/birds-mice-and-other-public-health-risks
  6. 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
  7. News - China

    Judge officials on health, environment too: expert

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

    ... Verna Yu in Beijing verna.yu@scmp.com Judge officials on health, environment too: expert The assessment of officials' performance should be based on their contribution towards 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1184044/judge-officials-health-environment-too-expert
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    PM2.5 air pollutants causing more deaths than estimated, study says

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... matter 2.5 (PM2.5). The startling findings were included in a report by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University's school of public health which, for the first time, focused on PM2.5 ... PM2.5 in pollution parameters and unveiled a timetable for the mandatory release of PM2.5 monitoring data, Zhou said it was too little, too late. "PM2.5 is putting public health at high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1107751/pm25-air-pollutants-causing-more-deaths-estimated-study-says
  9. Very healthy job prospects

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... As told to Chiu Po-sze Public health focuses on populations, promoting health, preventing disease and providing good health care. It is a very diverse sector and people often specialise in one area- promotion, health service management, global or environmental health. The Hong Kong government is a major potential employer of public health graduates. The Department of Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007791/very-healthy-job-prospects
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing unveils blueprint to control health risks of toxic chemicals

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... in the petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, conducted by the ministry, found 40 per cent posed a severe threat to public health, the blueprint said. For instance, 23 per cent of the plants ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com For first time, policy blueprint links pollution to rising health threats in industrial areas Beijing admits 'cancer link to toxic chemicals' The central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1155782/beijing-unveils-blueprint-control-health-risks-toxic-chemicals

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