September 20, 2012 at 2:16 am #9257
From this morning:September 20, 2012 at 2:45 am #21347James W.Member
Holy mother of god. That is not good. Hold your breath, man.September 20, 2012 at 2:59 am #21348benjaminleeParticipant
I just checked mine and it said 126 or something. I checked the history of the past 48 hours and it said it didnt go that high. Must’ve been an error or something….hopefully.September 20, 2012 at 3:03 am #21349BrendanModerator
You can see how bad it is today. This really doesn’t seem to register with many here. Even when I’m keeping my apartment spotless I’m seeing a fine black film build up on surfaces very quickly.
Also been noticing some evil chemical vapours kicking off in the Line 2 subway corridors every time I’ve been through. God only knows what that is!
Oh China!September 20, 2012 at 3:03 am #21350DriesParticipant
Which app is this???September 20, 2012 at 3:06 am #21351James W.Member
It’s called China Air Quality, and it’s awesome. I don’t know if they have an android app, but the iPhone one is great.September 20, 2012 at 3:07 am #21352Quote:I just checked mine and it said 126 or something. I checked the history of the past 48 hours and it said it didnt go that high. Must’ve been an error or something….hopefully.
Unfortunately it doesn’t look like an error. There are two figures for measuring pollution in China: those supplied by the Chinese government and those supplied by the US government. According to the Chinese figures, today is “Slightly polluted” and comes with a rating of over 100. The official US Consulate Chengdu twitter feed shows really high values.
It looks like Chengdu has the highest pollution in China, for today at least. Check this out:Quote:Which app is this???
Here’s a link to the app, it’s free and really good: China Air Pollution IndexSeptember 20, 2012 at 3:16 am #21353BrendanModerator
Downloading this now so I can get a daily count on the parts per billion gunk I’m sucking in with each breath.September 20, 2012 at 3:30 am #21354VincentParticipant
Why did I quit smoking again?September 20, 2012 at 4:28 am #21357StevenParticipant
What happened? This figure is only supposed to appear in sci fi movies.
But it’s ok actually, since it’s already 2012, I guess the figure of other cities on the earth will soon become as high as this, too. So, whateverSeptember 20, 2012 at 6:56 am #21374EricParticipant
Today is hazardous according to the consulate’s twitter.September 20, 2012 at 7:47 am #21388yesmaybeParticipant
agh, I don’t want to see that.
Half the reason I am moving from Beijing is because the pollution there is terrible and I want my son to grow up breathing something cleaner. I can’t believe Chengdu can be like Beijing, it’s such a nicer environment here, not trapped in a depression like Beijing with no wind. Every time I’ve been to Chengdu before the weather has been super clean and the streets (traffic) super smooth (comparatively). Have I chosen it 5 years too late to make the switch?
Maybe I better just stay in this remote mountain village half way to Lhasa.September 20, 2012 at 8:03 am #21390Chris ZiichModerator
I did some heavy pedaling around the city the other morning and was coughing up my lungs throughout the afternoon, with plenty of nasty phlegm. Gonna start wearing a mask now.September 20, 2012 at 8:27 am #21393SteeevyoMember
In Beijing it went way beyond 500 occasionaly.
After three years of training my lungs should be well adjusted to this ‘minor’ pollution. 😉September 20, 2012 at 8:45 am #21394SandiParticipant
Oh gawd, I really wish I hadn’t read this thread 🙁September 20, 2012 at 8:51 am #21395Quote:Half the reason I am moving from Beijing is because the pollution there is terrible and I want my son to grow up breathing something cleaner. I can’t believe Chengdu can be like Beijing, it’s such a nicer environment here, not trapped in a depression like Beijing with no wind.
I think today is an anomaly, although I’m not sure what it is that’s special about today in particular. I check the pollution levels almost everyday and this is by far the highest I’ve seen it. By a factor of almost two, actually.Quote:320? Not impressed. In Beijing it went way beyond 500 occasionaly.
HahahahQuote:Gonna start wearing a mask now.
What kind of mask are you going to get? I assume you’re not talking about the simple cloth type.September 20, 2012 at 9:01 am #21396Brave ChengduParticipant
There’s an android app (and widget) at:
Though I don’t think it’s the same developers, I don’t think any of the data is from the US consulate. It does seem to have 8 other data sets for Chengdu.
Does anyone know of an Android App that takes it’s data from the US Consulate?September 20, 2012 at 9:18 am #213997Participant
A quick search on the play store turned up this one which says it uses the Consulate date.
I haven’t tried it yet, so I can’t vouch for it. But, I’ll give it a shot when I get home.September 20, 2012 at 9:34 am #21401Brave ChengduParticipantQuote:A quick search on the play store turned up this one which says it uses the Consulate date.
I haven’t tried it yet, so I can’t vouch for it. But, I’ll give it a shot when I get home.
Thanks, seems to work a treat. I’m going to have it side by side with the other one. See if there’s a big difference.September 20, 2012 at 10:11 am #21407VincentParticipant
I prefer pretending nothing is going on and wander through life not thinking about it.
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