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AIR QUALITY IN GUANGZHOU?????

 
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gingerlady



Joined: 24 Apr 2004
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Location: Indonesia

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: AIR QUALITY IN GUANGZHOU????? Reply with quote

Hello there,

Are there any teachers there in Guangzhou, who can tell me first-hand about the air quality? Very polluted, semi-polluted or OK?? Compare to Bangkok if you know it. Thanks!!
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spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This isn't general; best to re-post it on the country specific forum.
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rayman



Joined: 24 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep an eye on the Air Quality Index (AQI) for an objective answer. http://www.aqicn.info/?city=Guangzhou

Above 250 is considered 'heavily polluted', whilst +300 is 'severe.' For comparison sake, it's currently 742 here in Beijing. One of the worst readings for years.
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Mr. English



Joined: 25 Nov 2009
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Location: Guangzhou, China

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just posted in the China section, but here is something similar again: The air pollution in Guangzhou is less severe than Los Angeles in the 1970s and far far less severe than today in Beijing.
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Teacher in Rome



Joined: 09 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@gingerlady

Think hard if you currently suffer from respiratory problems such as asthma. No doubt air quality indices are helpful, but if you have an underlying problem, any city with air pollution could be harmful to your long-term health. Perilla noted in a previous thread that he knew of a few people who had developed lung cancer in HK (non-smokers) so it is a real risk. Having asthma makes you much more susceptible to other problems such as bronchitis (from personal experience) so you might want to avoid cities altogether.
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