Air pollution

The public health challenges

Authored by: Tze Wai Wong , Andromeda H. S. Wong

Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415643825
eBook ISBN: 9781315818719
Adobe ISBN: 9781317817703

10.4324/9781315818719.ch22

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Abstract

Clean air has become a major public health issue as levels of pollution in many Asian cities climb to unacceptable levels. Hong Kong will be used as a case study to analyse the contributors to air pollution, the harm it poses to health, the possibilities for control and the need for political will.

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