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  1. Comment - Letters

    Officials realise dirty engines need to be replaced

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... important of which is roadside pollution arising from vehicles, especially diesel commercial vehicles. The reason these sources of pollution present the biggest problem is because they have ... Government planning major proposals to deal with air pollution In response to Peter Inglis' letter ("Chief executive must have courage to deal with our polluted air", ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong's roadside pollution is affecting children's lungs

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:52am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn A new survey shows there is a correlation between lung conditions in children and roadside pollution. The study by Polytechnic University shows that the lungs of children exposed to higher levels of roadside pollution did not function as well as those exposed to lower levels. The survey, which was overseen by Professor Hung Wing-tat and is due to be released next ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cleaner air for Hong Kong still a distant prospect

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... a plan to meet them by 2020. That it will take seven years to make a real difference to the city's unhealthy roadside pollution reflects inaction in the past. Critics have said the plan ... that if all the measures now planned are fully introduced, roadside pollution will begin to drop in the next two to three years, and improve significantly in four or five. It includes more clean-fuel ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    How much longer for action on roadside pollution?

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:16am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The Environmental Protection Department issued a statement yesterday morning pointing out that its air pollution indices at roadside air quality monitoring stations reached a "very high" level. However, turning to the Hedley Environmental Index (HEI), we see that it described air pollution over Hong Kong more graphically as being "very dangerous". ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... quality at street level. "The continuing improvement to the regional air quality is in stark contrast to Hong Kong's deteriorating roadside air pollution, in particular nitrogen dioxide," said Kwong Sum-yin, of the Clean Air Network. The continuing improvement to the regional air quality is in stark contrast to Hong Kong's deteriorating roadside air pollution ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Tobacco and roadside pollution more dangerous than bird flu

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... years on account of roadside emissions. Smoking is an even bigger killer. The University of Hong Kong estimates 7,000 people a year die due to smoking, or an average of 269 every two weeks. ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    US study links autism to roadside pollution

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Researchers in California have found that exposure to roadside pollution during pregnancy is associated with autism. The study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found evidence that pollution may affect the developing brain among children whose mothers lived in areas where there was poor air quality, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. "We've ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Failure to curb traffic congestion is the real cause for roadside pollution

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The real problem in roadside pollution is traffic congestion Thomas London, in his article calling on the government to use budget surpluses to fund a rapid change to electric buses ... and lorries for our appalling roadside pollution levels fails to target the real problem. Years ago, when my former employer Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (Haeco) engaged a consultant ...

  9. Roadside pollution is worse than ever

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong's roadside pollution levels were the worst ever last year, according to the Environmental Protection Department. Readings at the three roadside monitoring stations in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok showed that pollution levels were above the 100 mark more than 20 per cent of the time. This was 10 times worse than in 2005, when ...

  10. Officials could adopt simple measures to reduce high levels of roadside pollution

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be relaxed. There are many simple measures that could be introduced to reduce roadside pollution and speed up traffic flow. As this would translate into solid economic gains, there is no rationale ... Pedestrians do not need research to know that Hong Kong's streets are 'full of stationery vehicles with their engines running [that] could be 10 times more polluted than busy ...




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