Since it’s another “emergency conditions” day in Beijing (but not yet crazy bad), I thought it was a good time to list my top posts about air pollution, so here goes:
One of this blog’s all-time most popular posts, this lays out the basics and also lists some of the top PDF files to read.
Here’s an easy, graphics-based way to understand this complex issue
Don’t forget that 90% of our lives are spent indoors — and air pollution levels can often be worse inside…
One of my personal favorites, this detailed my fun and frantic running around Beijing with my air particle monitor, detailing the surprising results.
This, and other pieces, have helped frame the debate in local schools to set up their own action plans. What does your school do?
Masks are an essential tool during peak days, but you need to choose the correct ones.
Another slideshow, this time more for schools to show their students.
Plants are natural anti-pollutants, but a few are even more so.
Here’s an always-popular piece from Chris Buckley walking us through the confusing AQI system.
Yes, it’s true; on most days, the health benefits of outdoor biking far outweigh the risks.
I detail the data on masks, especially my new consumer favorite, Totobobo.
This popular piece details my personal experience, including pure data, comparing my home’s IQAir and Blueair purifiers.
This newer piece details the research, unfortunately growing, which details the very real dangers of pollution exposure to a child’s lungs.
This is a how-to guide for other cities all over China to figure out their city’s hourly AQI, by using China’s new air pollution website
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