Does the Climate in Bangkok Aggravate the Air Pollution in the City?

I just analyzed Bangkok’s PM2.5 data (what is PM2.5?), and I found it varies systematically by season and time of day. Bangkok Average PM2.5 First, some basics. In 2018, Bangkok averaged 27 micrograms of PM2.5. That puts Bangkok just under three times the WHO annual limit.     Bangkok’s Air Pollution: The Bad News But […]

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Did Beijing’s Air Get Better in 2018?

Analyzing new air quality data, Smart Air found that Beijing’s PM2.5 dropped 14% in 2018 compared to the year before. Despite the improvement, Beijing still averages nearly five times the World Health Organization’s annual limit.   Improvement Came Mostly from Winter Enforcement By breaking down the data month by month, analysis shows that the air quality […]

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Reducing Formaldehyde: 3 Things You Need to Know About Formaldehyde (Part 3)

  Amid all the noise about chemicals in the home, these are three scientific, data-backed ways to reduce formaldehyde in the home. Once you’ve understood how to assess formaldehyde in your home and why testing machines are unreliable, here’s how you can act to reduce formaldehyde. Method 1: Open a window, since outdoor air has virtually […]

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