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Pollution index (Good, Moderate, Unhealthy, or Very Unhealthy)?

I'm told it's not bad. Although you see disturbing things and wonder why they are in highly populated areas, like three-mile island sorts of places next to the grocery store and a human crematorium spewing whatnot into the air can be seen from the kids' cafeteria at the AAS (a hospital right around the corner is the reason, and not, to my knowlege, anything nefarious, but still ... creepy). Lots of factory smoke stacks spewing other unidentified junk into the air as well. I have a sort of constant something in my throat since I got here. I have to make that vague sort of throat-clearing sound every so often. I've never had that before. - Nov 6, 2009
Except for walking on the 12-lane wide ring road and feeling like it was taking years off my life, I've never noticed unclean air. Seems surprising, but true. Skies can be gray with bad weather, or bright blue. - Oct 24, 2009
Except for walking on the 12-lane wide ring road and feeling like it was taking years off my life, I've never noticed unclean air. Seems surprising, but true. Skies can be gray with bad weather, or bright blue. - Oct 24, 2009
Moderate; the air is cleaner in summer; in winter constant clouds hang over the city. The winter morning snow can be coagulated vapor from nearby factories. - Aug 29, 2009
Unhealthy. We never had problems but some people had allergy and breathing problems because of the pollution. - Aug 22, 2009
Moderate in the city; fine in the burbs. - Jul 12, 2009
The city does have some pollution issues, but I was never bothered by them. - Sep 12, 2008
Moderate. - Aug 25, 2008