Pollution readings in Hebei rose 8 per cent between January and April. Photo: Simon Song

Smog in northern China rises in first four months of 2019 as anti-pollution drive loses ‘momentum’

  • Environment ministry says clean air efforts will not be relaxed
  • Greenpeace says local authorities did away with restrictions on industry
Topic |   China pollution

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Pollution readings in Hebei rose 8 per cent between January and April. Photo: Simon Song
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The R-PUR Nano mask can filter out particles as small as 0.05 micrometers. Photo: Handout

French start-up targets hi-tech anti-pollution mask at Asia’s health-conscious consumers

  • Founder says US$220 price tag should not deter consumers who value their health above all else.
  • Company says the product easily beats European certification standard, keeping out particles as small as 0.05 micrometers
Topic |   Start-ups

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The R-PUR Nano mask can filter out particles as small as 0.05 micrometers. Photo: Handout
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