Santo Domingo - Post Report Question and Answers

Pollution index (Good, Moderate, Unhealthy, or Very Unhealthy)?

It is only poor during rush hour in the city. - May 2009

High, but being next to an ocean and having two major parks (called the lungs of the city) help the air quality considerably. - Nov 2008

Unhealthy air because of unregulated car exhaust, constant use of diesel generators, etc. Pollution in environment causes problems with rats, cockroaches, polluted water sources, sicknesses, etc. - Oct 2008

Moderate/Unhealthy. - Aug 2008

Moderate. Some say unhealthy, but I haven't had a problem. - Aug 2008

Very, very unhealthy. Aside from the tremendous pollution - cars, industry, burning and/or widely scattered trash, mold is a significant health concern. The city of Haina, located quite close to the capital, has been noted by CNN to be one of the 5 most polluted cities in the world (largely by contamination from lead). - Jun 2008

Unhealthy. Buses and generators emit an enormous amount of black smoke. - Feb 2008

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