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Tung Chung reading hits 10 as China smog sails into Hong Kong

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Visibility was affected by smog across Hong Kong on Sunday, with air quality readings the worst in Tung Chung.

 

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Smog from northern China swept into Hong Kong on Sunday, leading to worsening air quality across the board. Eight of Hong Kong’s 18 districts were under “very high” health risk between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., or an Air Quality Health Index reading of 8 to 10, Sing Tao Daily reports.

 

Air quality in Causeway Bay and Tung Chung were “moderate risk” on Sunday morning, according to the Environmental Protection Department. By Sunday afternoon, Tung Chung had the worst air quality among all districts, with the index rising to 10. Its PM2.5 reading of airborne particulates under 2.5 microns that can penetrate deep into the lungs was four times higher than the standard. The index in Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long and Tuen Mun also climbed to as high as nine. Causeway Bay and Central topped off at eight.

 

Smog had a greater impact on western Hong Kong. At 2 p.m. Sunday, visibility in Chek Lap Kok was 3.5 kilometers compared with 12 km. in the Eastern district, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. The EPD said Hong Kong was being affected by airflow with higher density of pollutants that could linger longer due to weak winds. Also, the sunshine enhanced photochemical activity and the formation of ozone during the day, resulting in higher pollution, Ming Pao Daily reported.

 

Air pollution is expected to persist at higher levels for a few days. Lee Sai-ming, senior scientific officer of the Observatory, said winds are projected to be stronger on Monday, helping improve air quality.

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People need to start using public transportation or switched to electric transportation as those are probably the only way to help improve the air quality in China

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People need to start using public transportation or switched to electric transportation as those are probably the only way to help improve the air quality in China

 

 

Solar energy will probably better.

 

Electricity is generated by coal burning I think in China

 

Unless China goes Nuclear

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It's really bad to go for a hike, you can see nothing and heavy breath!!!!

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that is not good. hong kong always have the smog problem and it is hard to deal with it since there are so many high rise in hong kong.

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