A breath of not so fresh air

The pollution in the Kathmandu Valley is often unbearable. In a survey from 2006, it was rated the city in Asia with the highest level of particulate debris (a PM10 of 120 micrograms per square meter). I often find myself sneezing, breathing through a stuffy nose or wiping water from my irritated eyes. After a nice rain, we have a short breath of clean air but shortly after, the debris floats back in the valley.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: