Hong Kong choking on smog terrible Facts
Hong Kong choking on smog strongest, recently recorded in the city. Concentration of hazardous substances has increased so much that the government encouraged people with heart and respiratory problems, the elderly and children to reduce the physical load, and try not to leave their homes to avoid poisoning toxic cloud.
The current level of pollution broke the record in 1999, not including the data of two years ago, when the natural dust storm struck the south of China. According to witnesses, the famous Hong Kong skyline was closed dense cloud of toxic smog, and the sky looked gray, despite the clear weather.
Exacerbated by the strong able located 700 km east of Taiwan Typhoon Saola, which killed four people. Air masses with high pressure at the outer edge of Hurricane covered Hong Kong, bringing the hot and sunny weather, making up the level of ozone.
Activists to combat air pollution claim that the reason for such a strong smog is mainly powered transport was not harmless old engines. According to a study at the University of Hong Kong, from diseases associated with smog, kills more than 3,000 people.
The government announced a review of the strategy to combat air pollution, which has not changed for 25 years. The new strategy provides for more stringent limits on the concentration of the seven major air pollutants, including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and lead. First City services will monitor atmospheric particles with diameters less than 2.5 microns, which are the most dangerous to humans.
But independent analysts say that measures small and belated, and are only a small part of the recommendations of the World Health Organization.