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

Burning garbage is common. Cars belching black smoke is also common. In certain spots the lagoon always smells like sewage, and some days Abidjan itself smells like sewage. The Ivoirians drop their litter everywhere. There is absolutely no environmental awareness. That said, I've had no eye or throat problems, and my skin looks great. - Jun 2009

Pollution is moderate to unhealthy in Abidjan, depending on the day. Days when people burn trash in the street all over the city are the worst, as smoke fills the air and you will be covered with ash, even if you are outside for only five minutes. The dilapidated state of many vehicles here also results in unhealthy levels of exhaust and emissions. I do not think the pollution is that bad here, but those who are sensitive to pollution might feel otherwise. - Jan 2009

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