Wednesday, September 24, 2014   

Air pollution blamed for 1,600 deaths
(07-12 17:33)

The Clean Air Network says air pollution in Hong Kong resulted in more than 1,600 premature deaths in the first half of this year.
It says levels of nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone and suspended and fine particulates all exceeded World Health Organisation air quality guidelines, RTHK reports.
The network's chief executive, Sum Kwong, said the situation is worse than last year, and new Air Quality Objectives, AQOs, coming into effect next year are too lax.
   
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