Tag Archives: Air Quality Health Index (AQHI)

Hong Kong’s air quality to worsen as pollutant PM2.5 hits ‘unhealthy’ levels

The air quality in Hong Kong is expected to worsen later today after pollution readings hit “very high” and “high” in various areas, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) warned on Wednesday. The air quality health index (AQHI) – which measures … Continue reading

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Exercising when air pollution levels are high can do more harm than good

Do you check air pollution levels before exercising outdoors? You should. Although regular exercise is good for us, exercising in poor air may wipe any short-term fitness gains. Worse still, you could be putting your body at risk of serious … Continue reading

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Shanghai base for delta air pollution alert center

Shanghai residents will soon receive more accurate air quality reports with the launch of a new calculating system. Air Quality Index (AQI) calculations will be partly based on an hourly figure for PM2.5 — tiny particles especially harmful as they … Continue reading

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Air pollution exposure linked to sharp rise in heart trouble

Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to a sharp increase in heart attacks and angina cases, according to research in five European Union countries that was conducted over more than a decade. Excluding illness, poverty and smoking, researchers … Continue reading

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In Hong Kong, confronting pollution’s risks

The day’s air pollution, not the weather, is arguably the favorite topic of discussion among Hong Kong locals. For casual observers, the level of pollution on a given day is often determined simply by looking at Victoria Harbor. If the … Continue reading

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Air quality forecast comes to Fort Sask. area in July

If you’re the kind of person who likes to check the weather forecast before making plans, you’re going to have another bit of information to consider this July when the provincial environment department will begin to issue air quality forecasts … Continue reading

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