Kingston - 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?

Many people have allergies here. You will smell burning trash. You will smell burning ganja. - May 2022

Great air, its fresh the sunlight is great, its also hot so your skin looks great as you sweat all toxins out regularly. - May 2022

Air quality actually seems to be good. Much better than Asia. - Jan 2020

Air quality is fine. However, the locals burn trash a lot. - Aug 2018

Apart from some seasonal allergies, generally good. - Mar 2017

Great, except when the trash dump gets set on fire - Apr 2016

Air quality in Kingston is typically fine. There is a very large landfill/dump in Portmore that catches on fire from time to time and the smoke from those fires can be blown into Kingston, depending on the wind. People are routinely burn leaves and small piles of garbage, but those are usually very small and isolated fires, but they do spread smoke. The air quality outside of Kingston is typically better, especially up in the mountains. - Dec 2014

The air quality is okay. It gets better the further you get out of the city. - Mar 2014

The air quality is not bad, but it's not great. They burn trash here, and do a lot of slow-char to make coal and ash for farming, so if you're sensitive to smoke that would be a problem. Allergies seem to be bad here, especially during the fall. - Dec 2013

Good. - Aug 2011

Good. - Sep 2010

It is warm year 'round and very humid. If you been to south Florida, it is just about the same weather. It has a dry season in the winter and rains all the time in the summer, but usually it just rains for a short time and the sun is right back out. - Jul 2010

Moderate. - May 2010

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