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Killer On Loose

SCMP | Updated on Nov 21, 2008

I refer to the report (“Public urged to check for respiratory illness”, November 17). The death rate for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease averaged four per day two years ago. The cause is directly linked to pollution.

If a murderer was killing off Hong Kong people at the rate of four a day, would the government be setting up endless studies and committees or would it use all possible resources to find and hopefully stop the murderer? Yet, in the case of pollution, all we get is procrastination – even with regard to informing the public of actual pollution figures based on World Health Organisation standards.

I appeal to the government to stop this “murderer” now.

Bina Nihalani, Mid-Levels

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