So fast forward and it just keeps climbing. Here are a few screenshots of my various air monitoring apps throughout the day. Did I mention before my iPhone has an entire folder related to air quality/weather? Sad, isn't it?
While writing this the air has peaked to 609. If you are new to this whole bad air thing, the WHO (World Health Organization) suggests AQI readings lower than 50. Oh and AQI stands for Air Quality Index. I follow the US Embassy's readings HERE.
Pictures #2 and #3 try to give a little humor to the bad air.
Taking pictures to show how bad the smog is can be tricky. My pictures never do the actual situation justice, not to mention the horrendous smell and the heavy feeling in your chest if you breath it.
Visibility is also reduced, hubby saw 6 accidents on the way home from work tonight. Darkness plus bad smog is dangerous driving conditions.
Hugging our air purifiers and praying for a strong north wind to blow the smog away and bring us blue skies.
|Smog from the building around 500aqi|