Partnerships for Cleaner Air

Early today, I attended the 6th Annual Clean Air Forum, jointly organized by NGOs and a couple of government agencies. It banners partnership, which is very fitting, considering that working for clean air isn’t really the responsibility of the government alone as most might be thinking. The theme is so simple it needs no explanation. Partnership is key — commitment…

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Protect your lungs

There is one item that I’ve seen here in Manila that I think pretty much sums up life in modern Asian cities more than any other, the designer air-filtration mask. The masks are designed to protect against all airborne pollutants, including diseases. Winter is the worst season for smog in Asia for a number of reasons. First, the rainiest season…

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