China public health

Here are all articles discussing public health in China: air pollution, food safety and many other health issues.

Move Over, PM2.5; Ozone is the New Black

Move Over, PM2.5; Ozone is the New Black

Just when I was getting hopeful about the dramatic improvement this year in Beijing’s PM2.5 levels, along comes a summer deluge of local press coverage about what they’re claiming is air pollution’s number two threat: ground-level ozone (臭氧). Recent press reports […]

Follow Me On Wechat

Follow Me On Wechat

Much of our internet world has changed since I started my blog over five years ago (!). The blog still continues to grow in popularity — but almost half of my readers now read it on their smart phone or […]

Life in China: Survive or Thrive?

Can you thrive in China? Of course you can, as you can anywhere — you just may need to work a bit harder to get there. I offer my thoughts on how to do this with Fergus Thompson, the host of weekly […]

Indoor PM2.5 Under 10: A Noble Goal

Indoor PM2.5 Under 10: A Noble Goal

I’ve recently become quite smugly satisfied that my home’s indoor air is always 80% better than the outdoor air, thanks to a quartet of air purifiers working 24/7. But I no longer think my 80% reduction is good enough, and I now have a […]

Bike Helmets in China: A No-Brainer

Bike Helmets in China: A No-Brainer

Do you or your children bike to work or school? Here in Beijing, a lot of us are fortunate to live close enough to their schools and offices that walking or biking could be an option. I bike to my […]

Mask Testing: Doing It The Right Way

(UPDATE April 2014: please read my new review of three mask tests.) As a family doctor, I strive to keep my patients and my community healthy by sharing informed, evidence-based advice — in clinic and via my writing. Wellness and […]