Ashgabat - 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?

Amazing air quality. The city and the air always was prestine. Sometimes you would get dust storms, but rarely. - Dec 2020


Air quality is excellent. No impact on health other than dry. - Mar 2019


The air is generally very clean. Occasionally, there are sand storms and they leave salt and minerals in the air till it rains. - Jun 2018


Fair to moderate. Lots of traffic and construction in the city center and many small villages still burn all their garbage. - Feb 2016


Turkmenistan is a desert, so with little precipitation, particularly in the summer months, sand particles tend to stay in the air for long periods of time. - Jul 2014


Pollution, Pollution, Pollution. One sinus problem after another. - Oct 2012


The embassy provides distillers for cooking and drinking. Post recently confirmed that a local bottled water supplier has drinkable water. - Mar 2012


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