Kolkata - Post Report Question and Answers

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?

The air quality is bad (90-350 avg. AQI depending on the time of day) throughout the winter months due to people burning trash for warmth, coal burning fires, etc. Then the monsoon season begins and the air is clear-ish, but it’s raining so sewage is floating on top of the water. The AQI during this time is around 50-150 during the day even with the rain. If you have lung issues, the air quality and persistent humidity will impact you. - Aug 2021

It’s bad. The air is worse in winter but never good, usually in the top ten on the air visual app. - Dec 2020

Air quality was good when I arrived though it appears to be deteriorating. We just received indoor air filters last year which have been quite helpful to everyone. - Sep 2015

Very unhealthy. - Dec 2010

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