China public health

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

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 […]

It's Not Easy Going Green

It’s Not Easy Going Green

My son Alex is almost one year old now, and he loves to put everything in his mouth, especially his bathtub toys. As he happily munches away on a day-glo orange crab with big Bambi eyes, I’m always a bit […]

Disposable Pollution Masks: Real Test Results!

Disposable Pollution Masks: Real Test Results!

The Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission (上海市消费者权益保护委员会) has hit another home run! Last year,  they published a fantastic report of their independent testing of two dozen air purifiers, which I translated and blogged here. Now they have turned their focus on […]