Record-high pollution levels make everyone want to stay indoors
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Record-high pollution levels make everyone want to stay indoors

The news on the Hong Kong’s much-hyped locally-developed environmentally-friendly car launch was met with a sad reality check. The following day after its announcement, pollution levels in the city tied an air pollution record set in 2000. This triggered a wave of warnings to people with respiratory and heart illnesses to reduce physical activities.
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/>In the past weeks, Hong Kong weather has been generally pleasant, characterized by blue skies and simmering temperature in the mid-20s C. However, lately the city has had its share of smog that limits restrictions over at Victoria Harbour roadside air pollution readings reached a “very high” reading of 174 overnight in Central, where I spend seizable amount of time for work every week.
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/>This must come as a strong rebuttal to Hong Kong authorities whose efforts in tackling air pollution remains unsatisfactory. Earlier this year, Australia warned its citizens (has since been revised) on Hong Kong’s high pollution levels.
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/>So the next time you see a Hong Kong luxury property commercial on newspaper or TV, offering unobstructed views of the harbour, that’s too good to be true.
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