The research results were announced as Hong Kong's worsening air quality has become one of the most hotly debated topics in the city. The study analyzed records for hospital admissions and deaths from 1995 to 2000, said one of the researchers, A.J. Hedley, an environmental and public health expert at the University of Hong Kong, according to the AP.
The number of admissions and deaths rose as indicators showed that air quality worsened, according to the study's statistical analysis. The research was done by the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University, the University of Science and Technology and the think tank Civic Exchange.
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