Hong Kong pollution Index
Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department recently introduced a brand-new air quality measurement system to provide “more timely and useful air pollution information to the public, ” complete with a smartphone app and a nifty scale that rates residents’ health risks based on the current pollution levels.
Since it was rolled out on Dec. 30, the air in Hong Kong has been mostly awful. For most neighborhoods, particularly on the north and more developed side of Hong Kong island, the health risk scale has ranged from “high” to “very high” to the absolute worst level “serious.” On the afternoon of Jan. 8 it was so bad you couldn’t see from one side of Victoria Harbor to the other.The AQHI on Jan. 8 at 5 pm in Hong Kong.(Environmental Protection Department)
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