Is China to blame for Seoul’s air pollution? – Supplemental Data

This article includes supplemental data for the main article “Is China to blame for Seoul’s air pollution?” This supplemental data will show how high and low wind speeds affect the PM2.5 levels. Ultimately, this supplemental article draws the same conclusion as the main article.   Does wind speed affect PM2.5? What if particulate matter can […]

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Are Japanese Pitta Masks effective for use in China?

It’s allergy season again. Spring is here, and the catkin white fluff is in the air!     Lately, I’ve noticed many people wearing these Pitta masks out on the streets of Beijing.     They look sleek, but I wondered whether they actually work. After all, data shows that Japan’s air quality is much better than China’s, so it’s possible that they were designed for things other than […]

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So You Thought Hong Kong’s Pollution Comes From the Mainland? – Supplemental Data

This article includes supplemental data for the main article “So You Thought Hong Kong’s Pollution Comes From the Mainland?” This supplemental data will show how high and low wind speeds affect the PM2.5 levels. Ultimately, this supplemental article draws the same conclusion as the main article.   Does Wind Speed Affect PM2.5? What if particulate […]

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Hong Kong’s air quality might not be as good as you think

Hong Kong doesn’t come to mind when people think of air pollution. However, the data tells a different story–one that has important implications for Hong Kongers’ health. Hong Kong’s Air Pollution in Numbers I just analyzed data on Hong Kong’s pollution data and found that PM2.5 averaged 30 micrograms in 2018. Here’s how that compares to […]

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