Working in smoggy Asian cities



Posted by catherinelai 14 days ago
Hi everyone,

I am a reporter looking to speak to professionals who have either lived in smoggy cities in Asia like Beijing, Bangkok, Delhi, etc., or who passed up an opportunity to work in one of these places because of the air pollution.

I would love to hear your story - what was it like to live somewhere with dirty air? How did it affect you and your family? Do you think the benefits to your career outweighed the negatives?

For those who passed up an opportunity - do you think it was the right decision? Would you ever choose to live in a heavily polluted place if the right job came up?

Please contact me on Whatsapp at +852 5111 0313 if you'd like to share your story. Thanks in advance!



Ed 13 days ago
Catherine - after 15 years breathing the HK 'air' which was causing a constant nasal drip ... I decided to base myself outside of HK and travel to HK periodically. I currently reside in Queenstown in NZ... and will be in HK ina couple of weeks.

One thing that has dramatically improved the situation in HK is placing air purification machines in our office ... I no longer encounter the respiratory issues when I am in HK

You can reach me on

johnlithgow23 8 days ago
Been in Hong Kong for a year now and the air just gets worse and worse. I miss clean fresh Australian air. The air in HK is toxic. It smells like exhaust fumes and filthy sewerage 24/7. My family and I have developed a cough. We are constantly sneezing and hacking up god knows what from our throats. It's dreadful. Even inside our apartments is foul. We had to buy 2 air filter systems because we could not bare the dust and pollution coming inside our home. We sick of it! We are eager to return home and breathe clean healthy air once again.

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