Air Quality in Shanghai

Air Quality in Shanghai

air quality shanghai worsens has been the number one health concern for Shanghai expats in previous years. In 2016, however, the issue has been forgotten at times as we enjoy more clear skies.

After a not-so-good 2015, during which air pollution in Shanghai slightly increased over the previous year, the first 10 months of 2016 saw great improvement.The average density of PM2.5 from January through October was 43 micrograms per cubic meter, compared to 53 for the whole of 2015.

Unfortunately the good times could not last through all of 2016, as smog has returned in winter months.The final number for average density of PM2.5 in Shanghai in 2016 came in at 45ug/m3, still a very good 15% decrease from 2015.

This article looks at the reasons behind the improvement during most of 2016, but also cautions why we need to stay vigilant against Shanghai smog.

If you are searching for products that can help protect you from the dangers of air pollution please see our list at the end of this article.

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