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Hong Kong residents told to limit time outdoors as serious air pollution hits city 

Environmental Protection Department says hot weather and light winds means pollution poses a serious health risk Hong Kong authorities urged the public to limit their time outdoors on Wednesday as severe pollution hit the city’s northern areas. The Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Hot, hazy day for Hong Kong as air quality poses ‘very high’ health risk in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok 

Weather to remain sunny with low visibility through the day, with one or two isolated showers in the afternoon A blanket of heavy pollution smothered Hong Kong’s biggest business and shopping districts on Wednesday. Citizens braving the sweltering heat also … Continue reading

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Stronger wind expected to ease high-risk air pollution

High-risk air pollution in Hong Kong is expected to ease on Thursday as the dry northeast monsoon affecting southern China gets stronger, according to the Hong Kong Observatory Hong Kong suffered higher than normal pollution levels on Wednesday afternoon, Ming … Continue reading

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Improvements in short-term forecasting of air pollution levels 

The research project carried out by a researcher at UPM has successfully predicted the daily maximum ozone threshold exceedances in the Hong Kong area. The results show that an accurate and prompt prediction of tropospheric ozone concentrations is of great … Continue reading

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Shipping air pollution causes 24,000 deaths a year in east Asia – study 

Ship traffic is often overlooked compared to smog-producing cars and factories, but it has more than doubled off east Asia since 2005 A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in east Asia, causing thousands … Continue reading

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Air pollution hits a high 

Hong Kong’s air pollution hit the highest level, posing “serious health risks”, the governent has warned. The Environmental Protection Department reported that the pollution was mainly caused by smog and ozone as a result of the hot weather, while super … Continue reading

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Polluted air may up risk of many cancers

For elderly people in Hong Kong, long term exposure to fine-particle air pollution is tied to an increased risk of dying from many cancers, including breast, liver and pancreatic cancer, in addition to the expected lung cancer risk, according to … Continue reading

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Air pollution: a dark cloud of filth poisons the world’s cities 

The number of annual deaths caused by pollution around the world is now greater than malaria and HIV combined, according to a recent study, with scientists warning that fatalities could reach 6 million a year by 2050 During these cold … Continue reading

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