Thursday, June 18, 2009

We Are Still Breathing...

... Barely!

Good thing we had 23 blue sky days in April*; the best April since 2000 (and 73 blue sky days in the first 3 months of the year or 81.1% of the total which is 6 more blue sky days than in the first quarter of last year) because June is not going to qualify!
500…That’s the end of the scale!

If you want to know what we are breathing when we go outside check twitter

Yet Jeff (and Chloe) never suffered from asthma… I wonder what Norwegian pure air will do to us!!!

* A blue-sky day is when the city's API falls below 100, meaning there are no health implications. However we shouldn’t get too excited over the “clean” air since The Beijing EPB claims that the average PM concentration during this month was 120 ug/m3 which is still well above China's national air quality target (100 ug/m3) and six times higher than the WHO recommended guideline (20 ug/m3).