A pork stall in Central. According to a recent study, Hongkongers eat about 200 grams of meat per person each day. Photo: Sam Tsang
A pork stall in Central. According to a recent study, Hongkongers eat about 200 grams of meat per person each day. Photo: Sam Tsang

Eating less meat can help reduce 75,000 premature deaths related to air pollution in China, study finds

  • Growing appetite for meat since the 1980s has seen ammonia gas emissions from the agricultural sector increase more than 60 per cent, research shows
  • Ammonia released into the air reacts with other pollutants to form the fine particulate PM2.5, which can travel into the lungs and bloodstream, cause respiratory and heart problems

A pork stall in Central. According to a recent study, Hongkongers eat about 200 grams of meat per person each day. Photo: Sam Tsang
A pork stall in Central. According to a recent study, Hongkongers eat about 200 grams of meat per person each day. Photo: Sam Tsang
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