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Source: The Guardian
China urged to lead way in efforts to save life on Earth

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Public health warning for Hong Kong as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city
22:43 17.07.2019
Public health warning for Hong Kong as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city
Pollution levels reached high alert in Hong Kong after the government warned of a serious risk to public health and advised members of the public to reduce or avoid physical exertion to a minimum. Levels of ozone and particulates are higher than normal. The health risk is very high for children, the elderly and people with existing heart or respiratory illnesses.
Source: South China Morning Post
By cutting ozone pollution now, China could save 330,000 lives by 2050
22:45 16.07.2019
By cutting ozone pollution now, China could save 330,000 lives by 2050
Results have shown that if China takes strong measures now to reduce its ozone pollution, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives according to a new study led by Columbia University. The article states that Air pollution is a major issue in China and is a serious health risk. Research has shown that in 2015 pollution has caused 67,000 premature deaths however, a new study, published today in Environmental Research Letters, finds that the situation could become quite a bit worse in the future.
Source: Science Daily
Young people who live in cities may have billions of toxic air pollution particles in their hearts
22:39 16.07.2019
Young people who live in cities may have billions of toxic air pollution particles in their hearts
According to the World Health Organisation, 90% of the world’s population live with toxic air pollution. The issue has been declares as a ‘global health emergency’. China has been referenced alongside India, which have some of the world’s most polluted cities. China has long faced some of the worst air pollution in the world, blamed on its reliance of coal for energy and factory production, as well as a surplus of older, less efficient cars on its roads. Inadequate controls on industry and lax enforcement of standards have worsened the pollution problem.
Source: Desert News