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?
Bad, but not China or India bad. Ho Chi Minh City is near the ocean, so a lot of the bad stuff blows away. Hanoi is much worse. That being said, it’s bad. Too many motorcycles on the road at the same time creates a cloud of poison twice a day at rush hour(s). Also, Vietnam is a tropical country, and something is always blooming. People with sensitivity to pollen will suffer from allergies. - Jul 2019
Bad, pretty bad, and horrible. It's bad most of the time and occasionally becomes dangerous. - Mar 2016
Unhealthy. There is a lot of pollution and smog here. - Aug 2015
Unhealthy, for sure. This is definitely a major issue here. There is a lot of smog and pollution and it seems the local government is not doing much in this regard. - May 2014
It seems to be very unhealthy. You'll get air purifiers for your apartment/sanctuary. - Jul 2011
Air quality is not very good in HCMC, heavy traffic, millions of motor bikes. Many people suffer respiratory problems. Better air out in the countryside - Sep 2010
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