This is a photo of

Allow the trippy community to use this photo in their answers.

Allow the trippy community to use this photo in their answers

Image Source:

Jonathan Wald

New York, New York

How bad is the pollution?

Wondering specifically how it stacks up to Shanghai.

Comments (0)

Need more information? Question already been asked? Let the poster know!


Comment required

 

					
					
					
				

Answer this Question

 Video: How to write a great answer

Mentioned in this answer:

Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

2 Answers

  • Hélène Ponty

    top answer by

    I live in Beijing, and let's be honest, it's bad. And it is worse than Shanghai. There are ups and downs. For example, this week has been great with a pollution index around 50 every day because it rained three times, and the rain lowers the pollution. But last week was very bad, with the pollution index averaging 200 every day. Usually on a good day the index will be around 50. I consider a bad day to be an index from 180 to 300. And above 300 is a very bad day (and they happen).

    It does impact your life. I have masks at home for when it's too bad. It's hard to make plans for the weekend because you don't know if you will feel like going outdoors. The first year I lived here I got sick three times, and lost my voice once (I believe it was related to the pollution).

    In general, Shanghai is better. If you look at the data from the past two weeks Shanghai only had one day with a pollution index above 150, Beijing had 9. But I heard from people who live in Shanghai that it is getting worse there too.

    If you want to know exactly how it is, you can download an app called Air Quality Index, it will give you the pollution index every day for each city in China. Most people here use it.

    Comments (1)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    • Cindy Z.

      Cindy Z.

      Oh, that is unfortunate to hear! · (0 likelikes)

    Mentioned in this answer:

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Hélène a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • jennifer sawyer

    answered by

    It is way worse than Shanghai.

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send jennifer a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment