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 smell of burning trash can be unpleasant sometimes, and December/January is harmattan season, which can bring lots of haze and blowing dust. In general, though, it hasn't been a problem. - May 2019


I'd say it's largely fine, except for during Harmattan in December/January when the air is VERY hazy with sand. Lots of folks end up with stuffy heads/dry throats at the beginning of Harmattan before adjusting. I would imagine those with asthma would find that time of year difficult. - Apr 2018


The Ghanaians often burn trash and the air can smell like manure depending on the way the wind is blowing. If you have strong allergies, think twice before coming here. - Aug 2017


Dood when no one is burning trash, which is rare. December-January is dusty season and the Sahara sands blow in and cover everything. - Apr 2017


It is good though the seasonal Harmattan (December- March) can exacerbate breathing problems. That being said, I am asthmatic and found it manageable. - Aug 2016


They constantly burn trash here and the smell of urine is everywhere. Harmattan season is especially bad. Expect to have respiratory issues. If you have asthma, bring several inhalers with you. - May 2014


Burning trash is a constant, the smell of the open sewers can be stunning. The cars have no emissions controls and getting behind the wrong taxi or tro-tro can cause serious lung damage. The best air is at the beach or in the hills, far from Accra. Do not come here if you have respiratory ailments. - Apr 2012


moderate - they burn trash quite often - Aug 2011


Good except for during Harmatan when it is unhealthy. - Jun 2011


If you have asthma, you will have problems here on a regular basis - especially during the Hamattan season. Sometimes it is hard to tell if your neighbor is burning tires or smoking weed, honestly. Burning trash is common, although it is not as bad in Accra in the Cantonments area and Labone where a lot of expats live as it is in local areas. - Feb 2010


OK except during dusty season. - Feb 2010


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