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?

We get weekly air quality alerts from the CLO, but I’ve never really noticed it as an issue. People with allergies have some issues in the spring during pollen season but nothing too major. - Feb 2019


Air quality is not bad, but it can be a little smoggy, especially in winter. Still, it is not even close to, much less above, the recommended limits. - Feb 2019


Good. Again, lots of pollen in spring. - May 2018


Decent. It's a big city, so it has its dirty air days, especially in the summer, but nothing like some of the cities in the developing world. It rains pretty regularly and the land is flat, so pollution washes or blows away pretty quickly most of the time. - Jan 2018


Allergies can be pretty nasty but the air is fresh!! - Feb 2017


Good air quality. - Aug 2014


It's fine. The Belgians will try to tell you that the air quality is poor and that Brussels is polluted, but apparently they haven't lived where I've lived. - Jul 2014


Good, with a few days during the summer at what is considered "unhealthy" but this is rare. - Apr 2014


Moderate. Some smoggy days but my allergy problems have not been bad compared to past expat experiences. - Jan 2014


Good. - Jan 2014


Good to moderate...wet. - Oct 2012


Moderate, I think. - May 2012


The air quality is OK.It's all relative to where you lived. After living in mega-metropolitan Asian cities, this is a breeze..Lots of green parks in this city. - Jan 2012


Moderate to poor in Brussels, where most cars burn diesel, and where there is a high level or particulate matter: asthma, colds, allergies are common - Nov 2011


The air quality is fine. - Aug 2011


Air quality is good. Pollen can be a problem for allergy sufferers during the season, but other than than not much pollution. Part of the reason for that is the excellent public transit and the extensive bike paths. Make sure you live near a Metro though as the traffic can get clogged. And visit ProVelo on Rue Londre when you arrive to pick up an essential bike map of the city. - Jul 2011


Moderate - Jun 2011


moderate - when it rains, it helps clear all the stuff out of the air; I know many with allergies have problems when it DOESN'T rain - Jun 2011


Good. - Jun 2010


Good. - Jun 2010


Air quality is fine. - Mar 2010


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