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What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

Moderate to bad. Dust and dry air is a big thing. - Sep 2, 2016
Good. The dryer days can be harder because of the dust and smog from the cars but otherwise we are ok. - Jun 9, 2015
Good air quality. The only problem is that with the high altitude, it's hard to breathe. - Apr 6, 2015
Moderate. There is some pollution related to traffic but the main problem is actually the lack of air at 11,000-14,000 feet above sea level. - Nov 8, 2014
The air quality is generally quite good with the exception of exhaust fumes in traffic. - Jan 1, 2014
Moderate. - Jul 22, 2013
Moderate. The high altitude makes it very hard to breathe. Even after being here for months, you will be out of breath going uphill, upstairs, etc. - Jun 22, 2013
Moderate. - Jul 20, 2012
Moderate to good - Feb 9, 2012
Very good - but thin at high altitude - May 27, 2011
Very good. No contamination and no traffic jams. The air is clean and the sky is ALWAYS blue. The only problem is the river because it is extremely dirty and smells pretty bad. People throw trash and any kind of waste to the river. - May 26, 2011
Air quality is pretty good, I think we would just like more of it at this altitude!There is some pollution from the older cars, taxis and buses, mainly at the busy times of day. - Mar 14, 2011
Good, clear and sunny skies 95% of the year. The altitude will create most of your health issues -- including high blood pressure and lack of a decent night's sleep. Stomach problems are also common here. If you do come here, bring nose strips and take Probiotics to help withstand the bacteria. Also, bring good quality sunscreen. - Aug 25, 2010