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  1. Filthy air a clear dereliction of public duty

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... was public health. A combination of rapid economic expansion, new technologies and engineering skills raised demands for government action against rampant disease- through safe water supplies ... The dangers to public health from breathing filthy air may take longer to become apparent than drinking contaminated water, but they are no less real. It has been made clear time and again that poor ...

  2. Residential car-park plans fly in the face of air pollution pledges

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been slaughtered to ward off the spread of bird flu. Measures to counteract air pollution should be implemented in the same decisive and immediate manner. Public health must come before ... 'Existing planning guidelines asked each development to build a minimum amount of parking space.' So instead of encouraging inner-city dwellers to use the convenient and abundant public ...

  3. Pull-up display stands removed after warnings of tougher action

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... streets and pedestrian areas under a section of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance that prohibits display of bills or posters without permission. The stands are widely used ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wet market on March 23. Tests found the meat had traces of the drug. Magistrate Jason Wan Siu-ming said evidence showed the butcher got the meat from an illegal supplier and put public health ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are allowed to park in restricted areas for as long as they wish with their engines running. Although some litter on the ground may not look good, it is ultimately less dangerous to public health than ... Q Is it time to regulate suppliers of seawater because of cholera? In theory, this would be best for public safety and consumer protection but in practice, it's extremely complicated, ...

  6. talk back

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than the ridiculously low cost of public health care, there is another reason many seek HA help. Public physicians are known to have the most updated knowledge and skills. The lack ... public did not have too much chance to express their opinions during the early stage of a project. The government should get the public proactively involved as early as possible so ...

  7. talk back

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for many years to come. He has made numerous donations to research in nasal pharyngeal cancer, hepatitis, ophthalmology, bird flu and public health policy at many universities around the world. ... where it can be argued that the Highways Department (or its contractors) take their sweet time at the expense of the tax-paying public. The war-zone conditions that residents and users ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on 2398 6279 or 2398 6200. Public warned against mainland asthma medicine Health authorities warned the public against using a mainland Chinese asthma medicine, called kangchuanwan in Putonghua, ... to his death from a public housing block in Aberdeen yesterday. In a separate case, Kong Siu-lun, 47, died after burning charcoal in his third-floor unit in Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, about 3pm. ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with carbon emissions ('Enforcing the smoking ban will reduce Hong Kong's air pollution', October 7) seem preoccupied with controlling smoking to reduce public health costs and to cut ... Bizarre survey misses the boat on London's public transport I refer to the recent claim ('London ranked above HK in transport poll', October 7) that London has the best ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as they are back to health, they drop the policies. Even though there is an individual mandate to purchase the insurance or pay a fine, a substantial percentage of people choose to pay the fine (only ... The other chemical, sibutramine, is found in some illegal slimming drugs. So Po Chai Pills can seriously affect people's health. About 9,000 types of Chinese medicine can be licensed in Hong ...




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