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2015/12/24 | Kenzo
Exposure to PM2.5 Led to over 6,000 Deaths in Taiwan Last Year
According to the latest research from the College of Public Health at National Taiwan University (NTU), PM2.5 particles will not only increase risk of pulmonary tuberculosis, but also increase death threats of chronic diseases. It is estimated that over 6,000 people died from the exposure of PM2.5 last year.
2015/12/15 | Zou Chi
Heavy Haze from China Expected to Sweep Across Taiwan
The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) warns, starting from 5 pm on December 15, PM2.5 will start spreading all over Taiwan at about 70 to 100 micrograms per cubic meter. Adding on to the existing serious air pollution, the air quality of Taiwan will become even worse.
2015/12/08 | TNL香港編輯
Schools Closed, Cars Forced Off Roads as Beijing Issues Its First Air Pollution Red Alert
In the latest smog in Beijing, 23 out of 35 environmental monitor stations recorded a sixth-level pollution lasting for five days, which was two days longer than what the red alert standard regulates. The government did not issue the red alert in time and raised controversy.
2015/12/07 | TNL 編輯
Lung Cancer Cases Increasing in Taiwan and Medical Community Calls On People to Demonstrate against Air Pollution
Li Wu-po, supervisor of Changhua medical Alliance for Public Affairs, says that according to latest statistics issued by the Health Promotion Administration, lung cancer has been the top cause of death for five consecutive years and 9,167 people nationwide died of lung cancer last year. He notes that the population growth rate in Taiwan within these 30 years accounts for 28%, but the growth rate of lung cancer has gone up to 131%.
2015/11/17 | Kenzo
Air Quality Regulations to be Amended due to High Air Pollution Levels
New regulations now state once the PM2.5 concentration reaches an urgent 350 micrograms, all outdoor activity such as tourism or sports, and painting, as well as asphalt-laying for either industrial or commercial purposes, will be prohibited. All transportation, other than public transportation and electric vehicles, are banned while local governments will allow parking on red and yellow lines temporarily.
2015/11/11 | Kenzo
Air Pollution at High, But Standards for Canceling School Absurd
The average PM2.5 level in the US is 12 micrograms, bringing about 110 thousand premature deaths. According to this estimation, there ought to be 30 thousand to 60 thousand casualties in Taiwan, making air pollution more deadly than typhoons.
2015/11/09 | Yang
Taiwan's Current Serious Air Pollution Has Nothing To Do With China
Director of EPA’s monitoring department Tsai Hung-de says that the main reason of low air qualities in the morning is emission from vehicles, thermal power generators, steel plants, and large-scale factories. Moreover, the coastal areas of China have recently gone through massive downpour, indicating the country has nothing to do with the current poor air quality in Taiwan.
2015/09/22 | Sid Weng
How Polluted is the Air Today? Check Out the Real-time Air Pollution Map
Through the map, people can learn about the current air pollution situation in their location to consider whether to go out for a run or to take protective measures. On the other hand, it can also urge local governments to take action to reduce air pollution before it turns severe.