(1) time shown is in hong kong time (2) the aqhi information is based on real time data taken directly from epd's air quality monitoring network (3) the hourly reported aqhi is for short term health risk communication for health risks of long-term exposure of the air quality, please refer to the annual air quality index(annual aqi). Hong kong international airport (hkia) is committed to complying with statutory air quality criteria, understanding and managing our own air emissions, and minimising them wherever we can.
Hong kong is a great city to visit and welcomes millions of visitors each month however, air quality and air pollution is an important issue that visitors need to be aware of when visiting below are some useful online resources which allow you to investigate and learn more about present and past air quality levels. Hong kong air pollution alarmist talk about hong kong pollution can be a lot of hot air i have been hearing a lot of whining about the air pollution “problem” in hong kong.
The air quality index shows air pollution level in hong kong at an “unhealthy” score of 192, compared to a score of 34 recorded in beijing, categorised as “good” kowloon city at 10:25am monday. Following is a question by the hon kenneth leung and a written reply by the secretary for environment, mr wong kam-sing, in the legislative council today (february 15): on january 8 this year, smog shrouded hong kong, with the air quality health index recorded at some general air quality monitoring.
Air pollution in hong kong is considered a serious problem visibility is less than eight kilometres for 30 per cent of the year cases of asthma and bronchial infections have soared in recent years due to reduced air quality.
To know more about air quality and pollution, check the wikipedia air quality topic or the airnow guide to air quality and your health for very useful health advices of beijing doctor richard saint cyr md, check wwwmyhealthbeijingcom blog.
Hong kong has the world’s highest traffic density as well as coal-burning power plants which contribute an estimated 50% to the total level of pollution that said, pollution from china is a major problem the worst days of air pollution in hong kong are usually caused by wind blowing the smog in from china. In 2016, we upgraded our website to include hourly air quality health index (aqhi) information, which makes reference to the aqhi published by the hksar government air quality management the aa is committed to reducing air emissions that are under our direct control (eg, emissions related to aa vehicles), and facilitating emissions reduction of airport business partners and aircraft at parking stands. The air quality in hong kong on friday worsened progressively with the city’s pollution index hitting the highest level of 10+ at nine monitoring stations by evening and posing a “serious.
Since the air quality health index (aqhi) issued by hong kong environmental protection department is not comparable to other regions in the world, weather underground of hong kong refers to the air quality index (aqi) issued by us environmental protection agency and calculates the air quality index based on air pollutant concentration data issued by hong kong environmenal protection department. On january 8 this year, smog shrouded hong kong, with the air quality health index recorded at some general air quality monitoring stations (aqmss) reaching 8 or above, which indicated very high health risk and high concentration of key air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide (no2) and ozone (o3.
In the morning of january 8, the easterly wind started to be taken over by westerly wind, which brought the polluted air in the prd to hong kong, leading to deterioration in local air quality before the wind turned westerly in the morning of january 8, 2017, the pm25 concentrations in hong kong were less than 40µg/m3 and the air quality. Project 2006 to current addressing deteriorating air quality: research and policy development established in september 2000, civic exchange (ce) is hong kong’s leading independent public policy think tank with a mission to advance civic education and engage society to shape public policy admcf has been supporting civic exchange and its work to improve local airread more.