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Hospital-grade filters for the IQAir HealthPro

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NTU and Chinese University study links rising lung cancers with air pollution

A global research team, including members from Singapore's NTU and Hong Kong's Chinese University, has published the results of an investigation into the link between smoking, air pollution, and cancer incidences worldwide between 1990 and 2012. The study - "Rise and fall of lung cancers in relation to tobacco smoking and air pollution: A global trend analysis from 1990 to 2012" - sought to examine the reasons behind falling rates of certain lung cancers and rising rates of others. Specifically,...

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Government announces Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035

The Hong Kong Government yesterday announced the Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035, the first major update to air quality objectives since the release of the Clean Air Plan in 2013. The full report can be found here: https://www.enb.gov.hk/sites/default/files/pdf/Clean_Air_Plan_2035_eng.pdf The plan covers six major "areas of action": Green Transport Liveable Environment Comprehensive Emissions Reduction Clean Energy Scientific Management Regional Collaboration While admirable in scope, the plan is heavy on buzzwords, but light on specific targets and deliverables. The stated...

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Sham Shui Po PM2.5 levels hit 117µg/m³ after ship fire

PM2.5 levels at Sham Shui Po rose as high as 117 µg/m³ on Wednesday after a 100-metre long vessel carrying over a million kilograms of metal waste caught fire at 5:26pm (June-2). The animation below clearly shows the progression of the toxic cloud, which moved slowly north until dissipating at around 5am on Thursday. As reported by the SCMP1, law enforcement sources said that the fire's emissions were not toxic, according to tests carried out by firefighters. Regardless of the...

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Embee Air Pollution site featured on DATA.GOV.HK

We are pleased to report that DATA.GOV.HK, the Hong Kong Government public dataset dissemination service, has chosen to feature Embee's Hong Kong air pollution monitoring site in its application showcase. Embee's site utilises multiple live datasets from DATA.GOV.HK to provide up to date air pollution information and advice. Data is retrieved hourly, and is processed by Embee to produce actionable advice for residents and schools. The site would not be possible without the open data provision of the EPD and...

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Embee launches Hong Kong air pollution site for schools and residents

Today we are excited to formally launch our Hong Kong air pollution monitoring site, offering timely advice for residents and schools, based on live air pollution levels and globally accepted standards. The Hong Kong AQHI is insufficient All developed countries publish an air quality index. These indices are designed to provide advice to the general public as well as sensitive groups, enabling them to time their outdoor activities so as to minimise the health impact of poor air quality. Unfortunately...

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