air pollution

HK and Guangdong nearing air quality targets coughcoughretch

Looking at the foul murky air outside, and wondering what it's doing to our lungs, seems bizarre to read China Daily article on Guangdong and Hong Kong scoring successes in tackling air pollution. This includes:
Environmental protection officials in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and neighboring Guangdong Province said on Monday they are confident of achieving their targets to reduce air pollution by 55 percent from 1997 levels within the next three years.
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Airborne particulates in Hong Kong - health risks

Airborne particulates have been in the news in Hong Kong again, as the air is so thick with them that even clear skies are whitish rather than blue (hah! - so much for the government's Action Blue Sky Campaign - launched w fanfare; seems to have vanished amidst the smog); and HK Chief Executive Donald Tsang expressed the view that while they do impact visibility, the particulates may not affect human health!

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Hong Kong suffers Chronic Air Pollution

Is Hong Kong too complacent regarding air pollution? Will pollution levels be tolerated in the interests of economic necessity or are its health impacts currently too ‘trivial’ or distant to warrant any July 1st demonstrations in Central?
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Hong Kong Air Pollution

It's not new in Hong Kong that vehicles emit particulates, factories and power stations pump out noxious fumes. So what happens? Not much really; plenty of hand-wringing, sorry comments from officials that there isn't much we can do.