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Hong Kong Marathon report

Twenty-two people were taken to hospital, two in critical condition, after taking part in Hong Kong’s biggest marathon as the territory was hit by the worst air pollution in months.


… an expert in Hong Kong urged people not to underestimate the effects of bad air during strenuous exercise.

Pollution may have been the cause because of the high level of suspended particulates. For people with a history of asthma, polluted air can cause tightness in the chest,” said medical doctor Lo Winglok.

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