Hong Kong Air Pollution ‘Very High’ at 2 Roadside Stations

Dec 23, 2013 4:09 am ET

Dec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s Air Pollution Index was “very high” at two of the city’s roadside-monitoring stations, according to data from the Environmental Protection Department’s website.

The index was 103 in the Central business district and 109 in Causeway Bay as of 9 a.m. local time. A reading of more than 100 triggers a government warning for people with heart or respiratory illnesses to avoid prolonged stays in heavy-traffic areas.